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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 »


USDA NIFA curriculum project - Roots, Culture & Food

Sankofa Farms and Duke win USDA Service Learning Grant

Friday, October 25, 2019

Black North Carolina Youth Pipeline to Food & Agriculture-Driven Health Improvement DURHAM, NC - Sankofa Farms and the Duke World Food Policy Center are among five teams winning grants from the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food & Agriculture. The... read more about Sankofa Farms and Duke win USDA Service Learning Grant »


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 »


SDG2

Lessons Learned as a Zero Hunger Intern

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

As the number of food insecure people in the world increases, it can be easy to lose hope of achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2 and ending world hunger by 2030. Certainly, the rising numbers feel personally discouraging, especially when I see people working so hard day after day to reverse... read more about Lessons Learned as a Zero Hunger Intern »


Niisoja Torto at work at WHO HQ in Geneva.

Watch Your Language!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

“Mesdames et Messieurs…” the flight attendant began as we commenced our descent into Geneva. As she spoke, I grew excited at the thought of what my next three months would entail: 1) the privilege to work at the epicenter of global health policy, and 2) the opportunity to brush up on the French I... read more about Watch Your Language!  »


Katie Waeldner, 2019 Zero Hunger Intern

The Connection Between Women’s Empowerment and Nutrition

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

My name is Katie Waeldner, and I am a rising junior at Duke University studying cultural anthropology and global health while pursuing the pre-medical track. I am a student intern with Duke’s World Food Policy Center during the academic year, and I am spending the summer of 2019 in Washington, D.C... read more about The Connection Between Women’s Empowerment and Nutrition »


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