USDA undersecretary visits UGA to promote healthy eating

July 27th, 2015

About 1.8 million Georgians depend on government assistance to feed their families. On Wednesday, July 22nd, the U.S. Department of Agriculture undersecretary for food, nutrition and consumer services visited Athens to see how the university is working within the community to make it easier for those families to eat healthier.

Kevin Concannon, who has been undersecretary since 2009, toured the student-run UGArden, ate lunch prepared by students at Clarke Middle School, and got an inside look at Campus Kitchen, a student-run program within the Office of Service-Learning, a UGA Public Service and Outreach unit, that recovers food from local businesses and gardens and prepares meals for needy people in the Athens area.

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Several FDN faculty and students met with Undersecretary Kevin Concannon (photo album here).

To read more about FDN faculty involved in SNAP-Ed, visit this link.

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