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Child hunger during pandemic infographic

Addressing Childhood Hunger During Pandemic

Friday, April 3, 2020

School districts can keep providing their students with healthy meals over the spring break, even while they are closed for safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course, these meals help kids stay healthy and ready to learn when school resumes. They also help families stretch their food budget by... read more about Addressing Childhood Hunger During Pandemic »


Wild bees are more prolific than you might think

Ditch the Lawn, Save the Wild Bees

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

What an average person knows about bees would not go far in a trivia contest. Most people don’t know that honeybees were imported from Europe to what would become the United States in the early 1600s for honey, wax, medicinal pollen, and extra income on smallholder farms. Most eaters also don’t... read more about Ditch the Lawn, Save the Wild Bees »


Janet Poppendieck: The Dilemma of Food Assistance

Janet Poppendieck to speak on The Dilemma of Food Assistance

Friday, February 7, 2020

The World Food Policy Center is hosting a lunch & learn on Wednesday, February 26th, at noon in Sanford 201. Duke alumnus Janet Poppendieck ('67) will speak on the topic of food assistance programs. Poppendieck is the author of Free For All :Fixing School Lunch in America. (University of... read more about Janet Poppendieck to speak on The Dilemma of Food Assistance »


Weight Stigma & Bias

New Video Explains the Harm and Pervasiveness of Weight Stigma

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Weight stigma, bias and discrimination are daily experiences for people with larger body weight. We've created this explainer video to help people understand the harm of body weight stereotypes and prejudice. The video augments a series of podcasts on this topic. We invite you to review and share... read more about New Video Explains the Harm and Pervasiveness of Weight Stigma »


Equitable Food-Oriented Development Report cover

Building Support for EFOD: A New Framework for Equitable Food Oriented Development

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

A new white paper outlining a framework for equitable food-oriented development has been developed by a new organization called the EFOD Collaborative and Daisa Enterprises,  with support from The Kresge Foundation. The paper creates a definition for an EFOD framework - its origins, defining... read more about Building Support for EFOD: A New Framework for Equitable Food Oriented Development »


Kelly Brownell - What's the Story Behind Soda Taxes

What's the Story Behind Soda Taxes?

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Do soda taxes actually work? They actually do in a lot of places already-- just like tobacco taxes! Kelly Brownell of Duke University's World Food Policy Center at the Sanford School of Public Policy explains. This is part of the Extra Credit YouTube series where Duke faculty answer questions... read more about What's the Story Behind Soda Taxes?  »


US Census map showing poverty across the country

Musings on US Poverty

Thursday, September 26, 2019

I recently visited Ireland to explore my heritage and to tick off a bucket list wish. I am grateful to the many people who took time to share stories of their lives. One of the things I observed in my informal conversations with people there is how differently the Irish (at least those I met)... read more about Musings on US Poverty »


Illustration by Nicholas Konrad; photographs by Michael Short for The New York Times, Janet Van Ham/HBO, Charles Sykes/Invision,

What’s the Right Way to Reverse the Obesity Epidemic?

Monday, September 23, 2019

Spencer Bokat-Lindell, a writer in The New York Times Opinion section, draws readers through the complicated challenge of grappling with obesity and its incumbent health impacts. Leaders call for changes in the food environment, governmental oversight, pharmacology, and changes in medical and... read more about What’s the Right Way to Reverse the Obesity Epidemic? »


Niisoja stands by WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros, during the Walk the Talk campaign

“I’m just an intern”—why flat structures matter

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

As a student, you get used to the red marks that line page margins with detailed feedback from your supervisor. A close-to-final draft just as quickly becomes somewhat of a first draft. It’s a natural part of the territory of being a student. For the last few weeks, I’ve been working on a report in... read more about “I’m just an intern”—why flat structures matter  »


UN report on climate change and food

News Tip: Political Will, Cooperation Needed to Address Food Shortages Outlined in UN Report, Expert Says

Thursday, August 8, 2019

A new UN report says climate change is threatening the world’s ability to feed itself. Read more: https://www.ipcc.ch/site/assets/uploads/2019/08/4.-SPM_Approved_Microsite_FINAL.pdf Quotes: “The world’s agriculture system is strained as it is, and with the massive population increases that... read more about News Tip: Political Will, Cooperation Needed to Address Food Shortages Outlined in UN Report, Expert Says »


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