THRIVE: Exploring the Impact of COVID
Health Outcomes and Implications for Vermonters
An interactive presentation by Dr. Farryl Bertmann and Dr. Jennifer Laurent, presented by THRIVE, will share high-level findings, highlighting Vermonters’ experiences with food insecurity, substance misuse, mental health and more, since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Q+A discussion will follow.
Wednesday May 18th | 1-2pm
Dr. Farryl Bertmann, PhD, RDN, is the Program Director of the Coordinated Graduate Program in Dietetics and a Senior Lecturer in the UVM Nutrition and Food Sciences Department. Dr. Jennifer Laurent Ph.D., FNP, is associate professor, Vice Chair of Nursing, & Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Nursing at the University of Vermont.
Dr. Jennifer Laurent Ph.D., FNP is associate professor, Vice Chair of Nursing, & Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Nursing at the University of Vermont. Her research explores associations between the food environment, obesity, and health with a particular focus on understanding the development of obesity and obesogenic eating behaviors in youth. She is a practicing family nurse practitioner.
This webinar is sponsored by THRIVE, central Vermont’s Accountable Community for Health. The THRIVE Community is comprised of 30+ organizations and agencies across multiple sectors in Washington and Northeast Orange Counties working collectively to improve community health and wellbeing outcomes.
The National Food Access and COVID research Team (NFACT) is a collaboration of researchers across 15 states exploring the impact of COVID-19 on food access, food security and food systems, led by Dr. Meredith Niles at The University of Vermont.