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Food Banks Can’t Save the World

By Anastasia Tsekeris In a country that is known to be the wealthiest in the world, American citizens are struggling more and more to access healthy, fresh foods. The USDA defines food insecurity as “the limited or uncertain availability of … Continue reading

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Why We Need a National Food Plan

Editor’s note: While UVM is a leading academic institution in the transdisciplinary study of food systems and home to many experts, we also occasionally share the perspectives of our colleagues at other colleges and universities.  By Anne Kapuscinski With this … Continue reading

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Breakthrough Food Leader Marian Dickinson: Student & Public Health Advocate

Guest blog post from Marian Dickinson, a participant in our Breakthrough Leaders Program for Sustainable Food Systems. She is a graduate student at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.  What about our food systems do you want to change? My … Continue reading

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A Major Cause of Obesity? Less Time in the Kitchen

Since the 1960s, even though men have increased their time spent cooking slightly,  women have decreased their daily cooking time by more than 33% to about an hour.  During that same time period, obesity rates in the U.S. have skyrocketed. More … Continue reading

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