OXFORD, Miss. – Nutritionally-vulnerable Quitman County households soon will have access to valuable food supplies, thanks to a University of Mississippi program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The USDA’s Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program has awarded a $500,000 grant to the UM Community First Research Center for Wellbeing and Creative Achievement, known as UM CREW, to expand a food prescription program created in 2020 in Charleston.
“This is incredibly exciting, given the emergence of food prescription programs as a go-to mechanism for addressing food and nutrition security, despite very little biometric evidence,” said Anne Cafer director of the Center for Population Studies and co-director of UM CREW.
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