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New Research Study Analysis: Systemic Change Urgently Needed in the U.S. Emergency Food System

May 11, 2022 – Hunger relief organizations and the U.S. emergency feeding system will continuously face ongoing challenges unless systemic issues in the food system are addressed, according to a new analysis by WhyHunger—a leader in the movement to end hunger and advance the human right to nutritious food in the U.S. and around the world—and the Duke Sanford World Food Policy Center at Duke University.

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Masters Project: Policies & Practices to Increase Adoption of the Community Eligibility Provision for School Meals in NC

April 24, 2022

Master of Public Policy student Kelly Jasiura explored what it would take to get more North Carolina school districts to adopt a provision that allows school to offer universal free meals to all students, regardless of their ability to pay.

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Summer Research Assistant for the Duke World Food Policy Center (WFPC)

March 29, 2022

Summer Research Assistant for the Duke World Food Policy Center (WFPC) to work on projects such as the future of online groceries, inequitable funding to different types of land grant institutions, and other topics as relevant.

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WFPC Co-Organizes Duke Third Annual Campus Food Security Symposium

March 18, 2022

The WFPC’s Elizabeth Towel co-organized Duke’s Third Annual Campus Food Security Symposium, held on Friday, March 18, 2022.

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Zuckerman talks Food Justice for Food at Duke’s Campus Food Security Symposium

March 8, 2022

The Duke World Food Policy Center’s Director of Strategic Initiatives – Jen Zuckerman – spoke at the Third Campus Food Security Symposium at Duke University, organized by the Campus Pantry Collaborative on March 18, 2022.

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Wilson Appointed to lead Duke World Food Policy Center in July 2022

March 1, 2022

Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University – Norbert L. W. Wilson, professor of food, economics and community in the Duke Divinity School, will become the new director of the World Food Policy Center (WFPC) and also professor of public policy in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University as of July 1, Dean Judith Kelley announced today.

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Duke Part of NSF-Funded National Research Network to Address the Challenge of Reducing Wasted Food

September 29, 2021

Duke’s WFPC is partnering with American University on a $15 million, five-year project funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation that will engage communities in California, and the Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast regions.

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Norbert Wilson Selected President-Elect of Agricultural & Applied Economics Association

July 29, 2021

Dr. Norbert Wilson, our Director of Food and Agriculture Policy, was selected as President Elect of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA). He begins his leadership term in August 2021. AAEA is the leading professional association for agricultural and applied economists, with members in more than 60 countries.

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WFPC Featured in Nordic Food Policy Lab for Innovative Policy Methods

June 28, 2021

Nordic Food Policy Lab – Where are the bold policies to follow, support or even lead the transition to a healthier and more sustainable food system? Duke’s World Food Policy Center is among 11 organizations featured in the Nordic Food Policy Lab’s Setting the Table 2021 publication in recognition of innovative approaches to food policy. 

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Will the U.S. Finally Take a Holistic Approach to Ending Child Hunger?

June 22, 2021

An online survey examining the impacts of COVID-19 on hunger relief organizations, WhyHunger and the Duke Sanford World Food Policy Center found that more than half of the respondents said they adjusted programming to address racial inequities.

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