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How Food Systems Affect Health

Researchers and extension specialists involved in the NIFA-funded Multistate Research Fund project are engaging communities and facilitating institutional, family, and individual changes that improve health and well-being. One such project has investigated how food systems affect human health. Over the past five years, the project has produced a “hunger atlas” for the state of Missouri and a regional profile of Missouri food pantry clients. Other outcomes include an overview of Maryland community stores and the “Seeds that Feed” program that distributes vegetable seeds and training to Missouri food pantry clients.

Learn more about human health and food systems.

Want to read about more impacts like this? Check out Fresh from the Field, a weekly bulletin showcasing transformative impacts made by grantees funded by NIFA.

Farm Bill Priority Areas
Plant health, production, and products;
Food safety, nutrition, and health;
Agriculture economics and rural communities
U.S. States and Territories
Kansas,
Minnesota,
Missouri,
New York,
Texas
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