Monday, May 11, 2015

CAUSES TV: Healthy Food for Healthy Living

The University of DC is an ag school, really! Having a college of agriculture in a major urban center like Washington, DC, is more important than ever.

According to a January 2013 report issued by the District of Columbia, Office of the Mayor, “The District is growing rapidly – adding more than 1,100 people a month – and is now bigger than both Vermont and Wyoming. The District has not been this populous since the 1970s.”

Yet, with the economic boom that draws new people to DC, we know at CAUSES that many people living here and in cities all over the country, do not have access to healthy food.

Joining Dean O'Hara on this episode of CAUSES TV are two people who really understand the connection between healthy food and the importance of growing it locally in our urban neighborhoods are Dr. Dionne Fortson Toombs, Director of Nutrition, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, US Department of Agriculture; and Dr. Prema Ganganna, Director of the Nutrition and Dietetics Program, here at the University of the District of Columbia.

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