Sitting on the morning panel, Dr. Eduardo Sanchez, a member of Blue Cross of Texas, whose name has been mentioned as a possible Surgeon General – and we can see why.
A healthy food system leads to healthy people. He discussed the educational attainment component. Studies show that those who complete 1 year of college education are healthier. He equated this statistic to food in our schools. By providing quality food to our students we can improve their brain power, provide more educational success and affect the health of our nation.
Provide food accessibility through affordability, universal food access, and quality – where it comes from and what’s in it?
Dr. Sanchez also spoke eloquently about doctors receiving fair wages already – and that reforming the wages for our farmers to provide healthy food will be more effective in “universal care.”
His mantra, “Good food, most of the time.”
On to workshops…