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Posted byon September 11, 2012 at 10:11 AM EST
Jovita Flores was concerned about her children's eating habits, and decided to address the issue with other moms in the community. She piloted a Breakfast in the Classroom program that allowed children to pick up a healthy breakfast when they go to school, ensuring a nutritious start to the day for students in Chicago schools.
Posted byon September 11, 2012 at 10:04 AM EST
Dana Harvey is the Executive Director of Mandela MarketPlace, a community-directed and community-owned local food system that includes a cooperative grocery retail, local produce distribution center, produce service for corner markets, network of urban production farms and a youth leadership program that is a model for other communities. With the grocery stores, Mandela MarketPlace promotes healthy and locally produced foods, and provides jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities to residents who otherwise may not have a chance to own a business.
Posted byon September 11, 2012 at 10:00 AM EST
With diabetes and childhood obesity rising in Native American communities and nationally, Terrol Johnson strives to reverse this by providing access to healthy, affordable and culturally-appropriate foods.
Posted byon September 11, 2012 at 9:57 AM EST
Dr. Govind Kannan believes that the sustainability of small farms is the key to revitalizing rural communities and strengthening food security worldwide. Govind educates minoirty and underprivileged students, conducting applied research and outreach, to empower small, limited resource, and underrepresented farmers with the knowledge and technical skills needed to sustain successful agricultural enterprises.
Posted byon September 11, 2012 at 9:50 AM EST
In December of 2003, Dr. June Henton and her colleagues launched "Auburn's War on Hunger," in partnership with the UN World Food Programme. Soon after, the program launched a higher education movement throughout the country and world, known as Universities Fighting World Hunger.
Posted byon September 11, 2012 at 9:41 AM EST
After completing his service as U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia, Kenneth M. Quinn returned home to Iowa to lead the World Food Prize Foundation. Fueled by Dr. Norman E. Borlaug’s legacy, Kenneth strives to eradicate hunger and poverty through the World Food Prize recognition, inspiring Nobel-like achievement.
Posted byon September 11, 2012 at 9:31 AM EST
Eight years ago, Rev. Sally Allocca and a group of committed neighborhood and church volunteers created Promoting Empowerment and Enrichment Resources (P.E.E.R., Inc.). The group began listening to the voices of the people in the neighborhood, and eventually P.E.E.R., Inc. started providing access to fresh, healthy food as a resource and connecting point to everyone in the community.
Posted byon September 7, 2012 at 3:35 PM EST
Here's a quick glimpse at what happened this week on WhiteHouse.gov.
Posted byon September 6, 2012 at 11:00 PM EST
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Posted byon September 5, 2012 at 4:38 PM EST