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Phoenix fellowship cultivating the next generation of urban farmers

The Urban Agriculture Fellowship Program - funded by the American Rescue Plan and created to address challenges brought to light through interviews with urban farmers during the COVID-19 pandemic - aims to educate and feed the community.... Read more»

Pandemic health inequities expose need for greater obesity prevention

The effects of obesity account for a large share of the nation's health care spending, but funding for obesity prevention and control has been inadequate for decades, and the pandemic has thrust longstanding racial and economic health disparities into bold relief.... Read more»

Farmers markets are growing their role as essential sources of healthy food for rich and poor

For many Americans, buying fresh local food at one of the estimated 9,000 farmers markets across the U.S. is one of summer’s pleasures, but farmers markets aren’t just nice amenities: Over the past 18 months, many have filled food supply gaps caused by COVID-19 shutdowns.... Read more»