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 Duke Outpatient Clinic Social Worker Jan Dillard, Duke medical student Julian Xie, Duke Cardiothoracic Surgery Certified Nursin

Helping Good Ideas Take Root

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

A few years ago, Julian Xie, a Duke School of Medicine student, was at Duke Campus Farm, where he met Rebecca Hoeffler, the communications coordinator for Sustainable Duke. Xie and Hoeffler started talking about how to get the health care community more involved in food policy and environmental... read more about Helping Good Ideas Take Root »


The contribution of fisheries to food and nutrition security

New Report: The Nutrition and Food Security Contributions of Capture Fisheries

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Nutrition and Food Security Contributions of Capture Fisheries – Q&A with Author John Virdin Capture (wild caught) fisheries are one of the world’s important food systems, providing nearly one-fifth of the average per capita animal protein intake for more than 3.1 billion people as well... read more about New Report: The Nutrition and Food Security Contributions of Capture Fisheries »


Musician Moby

People are furious after a millionaire vegan musician wrote an op-ed arguing people shouldn't be allowed to use food stamps to buy candy

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Moby, a famous musician, DJ, and avowed vegan, is under fire for an op-ed he published in The Wall Street Journal. In the article, under the headline "Food Stamps Shouldn't Pay for Junk," Moby argues that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) should cut costs by restricting... read more about People are furious after a millionaire vegan musician wrote an op-ed arguing people shouldn't be allowed to use food stamps to buy candy »


Hamburger, fries and soda

Study finds majority of foods advertised during sporting events are unhealthy

Thursday, April 5, 2018

It seems that sports and junk food just go well together. What’s the point of even watching a football game without chowing down on pizza and wings? However, new research has revealed that many of the food items marketed through sports sponsorships are bad for you—and may be contributing to... read more about Study finds majority of foods advertised during sporting events are unhealthy »


The model food community initiative will focus on two counties in North Carolina: Durham and Edgecombe. Durham is the sixth-most

Exploring ‘Model Food Communities’

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The World Food Policy Center (WFPC) at the Sanford School of Public Policy has launched an initiative aimed at helping Durham County and Edgecombe County, in eastern North Carolina, with ongoing efforts to become model food communities. Durham is the sixth-most populous county in North Carolina.... read more about Exploring ‘Model Food Communities’ »


Sarah Moore, 29, is a mother of three in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Shamed for being fat. Shamed for being fit. Women can't win.

Monday, September 11, 2017

When it comes to judgment of their bodies, women can’t win. “Research consistently shows the pressure to maintain a particular physique is stronger for women,” said Kelly Brownell, dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. Brownell, an expert in weight bias, says women are... read more about Shamed for being fat. Shamed for being fit. Women can't win. »


sugar tax on beverages

Congress Could Cut Soda and Candy from SNAP, but Big Sugar is Pushing Back

Monday, August 28, 2017

Proposed rules would keep recipients from buying soda and junk food with SNAP dollars but sugar lobbyists are spending big to maintain the status quo. Members of Congress could be caught between their constituents and industry interests when it comes to the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance... read more about Congress Could Cut Soda and Candy from SNAP, but Big Sugar is Pushing Back »


Duke launches World Food Policy Center

Duke Receives $5.9 Million to Launch Global Food Policy Center

Monday, July 10, 2017

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University will use $5.9 million in grants to bolster efforts to improve global food policy and inform issues such as malnutrition and food safety. The university launched the World Food Policy Center (WFPC) at the Sanford School of Public Policy with $5 million from The... read more about Duke Receives $5.9 Million to Launch Global Food Policy Center »


Kelly Brownell

Planning for a Food Policy Center at Duke University

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

At Duke University, the Sanford School of Public Policy has just completed two years of fact-finding and planning for a World Food Policy Center focused on new opportunities for learning and collaboration. Kelly Brownell, dean of the Sanford School and a nationally recognized food policy expert,... read more about Planning for a Food Policy Center at Duke University »


Nearly 200 people attended the Durham Farm and Food Network Candidates' Meet and Greet Forum . (Photo: Lydia Xu)

Local Food Needs Local Politics

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Durham is the foodiest town in the south, yet nearly 1 in 5 of the county’s residents don't know when their next meal will be. With the presidential election upon us, it's easy to get lost in the weeds, but we need to hold our local elected officials accountable to ensure that food in Durham is... read more about Local Food Needs Local Politics »


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