1996 AIDS Meal Providers Conference
vik1 at cornell.edu
Mon Jul 29 11:51:03 PDT 1996
For those who may be interested, there is a conference scheduled in
Washington, D.C. at the Washington Hilton and Towers from October 14-17,
1996 for agencies and organizations providing food and nutrition services to
people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWAs) and their families in the community
setting. The conference is geared toward a variety of health professionals
specifically serving the needs of HIV positive clients, including
nutritionists/dietitians, foodbank managers, chefs, program directors and
executive directors of AIDS service organizations, case managers, food and
supplement suppliers, and funders.
This is the third year that this type of conference has taken place (the
first year was in Atlanta and last year it was held in Los Angeles). The
scheduling of the conference will coincide with the display of the AIDS
Quilt at the Mall which currently includes 45,000 panels (representing only
11% of AIDS-related deaths). When laid out on the Mall, the Quilt covers an
expanse of 27 acres.
For more information about the 1996 AIDS Meals Providers Conference, contact
Brent Minor, Conference Coordinator, at Food and Friends (A D.C.-based
home-delivered meal program for PLWAs) at 202.863.1825.
The address is:
Food and Friends
58 L Streets, SE
Washington, D.C. 20003.
If you are interested in learning more about community-based nutrition
interventions for PLWAs, there is a comprehensive technical assistance
manual published last year by the NYC-based AIDS organization, God's Love We
Deliver (GLWD), entitled, Community-Based Nutrition Support for People
Living with HIV and AIDS. There are limited quantities available but the
manual is free and you pay only shipping and handling. Please call Tim
Moriarty at GLWD at 212.294.8100 x193 if you are interested in ordering a copy.
For more information spefically about home-delivered meal programs for
PLWAs, you may also want to refer to an article in JADA:
Kraak V. Home-delivered meal programs for homebound people with HIV/AIDS. J
Am Diet Assoc 1995; 95(4):476-481.
Division of Nutritional Sciences
3M13A MVR Hall
Ithaca, New York 14853 U.S.A.
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