Food Insecurity

Elle Evans Peterson, Morgan Wittman Gramann

E78: How NC School Nutrition Programs are Grappling with Covid

June 2020

On March 14th of this year when Governor Cooper issued his Executive Order and closed North Carolina public schools statewide, the first challenge was how do we continue to offer this essential service and feed our students? This podcast is part of a series focused on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our food system. Today we're looking at how North Carolina's School Meal Programs have adapted during the pandemic and how some school children are continuing to get the nutrition that they need. Listen to Podcast/Read Transcript about E78: How NC School Nutrition Programs are Grappling with Covid »


Jeremy Everett, Founder of the Texas Hunger Initiative

E66: Jeremy Everett: Ending Hunger Takes Coordinated Action

November 2019

Faith-based efforts can be powerful and compelling ways to address a number of social issues, including food insecurity. Listen to Podcast/Read Transcript about E66: Jeremy Everett: Ending Hunger Takes Coordinated Action »


Tom Bollyky on how Food and National Security are Interlinked

E57: Tom Bollyky on How Food Drives International Instability

October 2019

When Americans hear the term national security, I suspect few people would think about food in this context. Our guest, Thomas Bollyky is an ideal person to explain why this may be a glaring oversight. Listen to Podcast/Read Transcript about E57: Tom Bollyky on How Food Drives International Instability »


Maureen Black

E48: Maureen Black on Lasting Impact of Food Insecurity on Children

September 2019

It is well known, and has been for many years, how prevalent food insecurity is in the U.S. and elsewhere. People are especially moved when they think of children who are malnourished. Our guest Dr Maureen Black is one of the world's leading experts on nutrition and its impact on the health and development of children and on how to reduce health disparities by improving child nutrition. Listen to Podcast/Read Transcript about E48: Maureen Black on Lasting Impact of Food Insecurity on Children »


Andrew Prentice

E2: Andrew Prentice on the Genetic Legacy of our Nutrition

January 2019

You have likely heard the saying “You are what you eat.” But what if I told you that how well your parents were eating in the days and months before you were conceived may actually help to determine how your body works—at the cellular level—for your entire life? As it turns out, you were optimized to survive in your parents’ nutritional environment. The Leading Voices in Food podcast series, produced by the World Food Policy Center at Duke University, interviews Dr Andrew Prentice, professor of international nutrition that the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Prentice is a distinguished scholar on the effects of diet on human health and disease and as a world leader in global health research, he has made major contributions in many areas, two of which are the regulation of Human Energy Balance and obesity and the effects of malnutrition on maternal and child health and poor populations. Listen to Podcast/Read Transcript about E2: Andrew Prentice on the Genetic Legacy of our Nutrition »