Skip to main content
Migdalia Rivera's picture

Since the 1980s, diabetes rates among U.S. adults have nearly quadrupled. A new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists finds that unequal food access in the United States plays an important role in diabetes rates, especially for communities of color. How do we solve the issue of access and other inequities to ensure a healthy, fair, sustainable and affordable food system for everyone?

Join #FoodFri on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 1pm, Eastern, with @MomsRising and @UCSUSA to discuss the consequences of our broken food system, why we need presidential leadership on this issue and more!

Click below to spread the word!

Tweet: Join me at #FoodFri on May 6 at 1pmET to discuss unequal access in our #food system with @MomsRising @UCSUSA. Info:

Tweet:Join me at #FoodFri on May 6 at 1pmET to discuss unequal access in our #food system with @MomsRising @UCSUSA. Info:


To join and follow the conversation on Twitter use the #FoodFri Hashtag in each tweet.

You can also follow the chat on Twubs allows you to follow MomsRising’s registered hashtags by creating an account. Below I have noted the steps.

  1. Create an account using an email or your Twitter account.
  2. Enter the desired hashtag, #FoodFri, #WellnessWed or #EcoTipTue, in
    the search box found at the top of the page. Click Enter. A new page
    will open with the desired chat.
  3. Find the “Join This Twub” button found on the right-hand side bar and join the group.
  4. Adjust the speed of the conversation to your liking. Options are: Fast, Medium, Slow, Slower, or Slowest.
  5. Introduce yourself and join the conversation, by entering your
    comment, tips, or questions in the “Tweet to #FoodFri as [YourName] box”
  6. Or, respond to a specific tweet by hovering over the right-hand side of the individual’s tweet and selecting one of the icons.

More about our #FoodFri Featured Co-Host(s):

The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet’s most pressing problems. Joining with citizens across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.

Follow the Union of Concerned Scientists on Twitter and Facebook.


Dr. Lindsey Haynes-Maslow is a food systems and health analyst in the Food & Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. Dr. Haynes-Maslow researches and advocates for policies that lead to a healthy, sustainable food and farming systems. As the program’s public health expert, Dr. Haynes-Maslow is an expert on the intersection between food systems,  nutrition and public health, as well as the impact of government policies driving the food system.

Follow Dr. Lindsey Haynes-Maslow on Twitter, @WellnessPolicy.


Dr. Ricardo Salvador: As the senior scientist and director of the Food and Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, Ricardo Salvador works with citizens, scientists, economists, and politicians to transition our current food system into one that grows healthy foods while employing sustainable and socially equitable practices. Before coming to UCS, Dr. Salvador served as a program officer for food, health, and well-being with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. In this capacity, he was responsible for conceptualizing and managing the Foundation’s food systems programming. He partnered with colleagues to create programs that addressed the connections between food and health, environment, economic development, sovereignty, and social justice.

Follow Dr. Ricardo Salvador on Twitter, @Cadwego.


The views and opinions expressed in this post are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of strongly encourages our readers to post comments in response to blog posts. We value diversity of opinions and perspectives. Our goals for this space are to be educational, thought-provoking, and respectful. So we actively moderate comments and we reserve the right to edit or remove comments that undermine these goals. Thanks!