Food Policy

Food market in Detroit

Emergency Food Security Funding Must Continue

Alek Ostrander and Carly Truett

The economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the risk of the nearly 26 million adults in the US struggling to access and afford food. Federal nutrition assistance programs like SNAP help, but additional assistance is needed for those already receiving maximum benefits. And many of these emergency measures should become permanent. Read more

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Climate Matters in Michigan

Pressing Realities for a State and a Region

Nearly fifty years after the 1970 Teach-In on the Environment, which began with a rally in Crisler Center, we invited five colleagues to discuss what climate change will mean for the state of Michigan’s environment and its people. Read more

Seedlings in small pots ready for planting

Sustainable Food Systems for Public Health

Travertine Orndorff Garcia

Despite its interdisciplinary nature, public health tends to approach food systems problems in isolation. But occupational exposures, social determinants, personal behaviors, and chronic disease are interdependent, meaning food-systems solutions require deep, broad collaborations. Read more

healthy food choices

Don't Fixate on Fifteen: Healthy Lifestyle Choices for College Freshmen

Ngan Nguyen

Between classes, studying, interacting with peers, engaging in student organizations, sleeping, and many other activities, it can be difficult for college students to make healthy eating choices and lead a balanced life. Focusing more on habits than on weight can help create a healthier lifestyle. Read more