Food In the News

Recent news items about topics related to this year's Reading Together program.

Voices for Food (MSU Extension)

The United States Department of Agriculture estimates that 15 percent of American households are food insecure. This includes 50.2 million homes, where nearly 1 in 4 of the nation’s children lives – 17 million youngsters in all and 9.6 million of them under the age of 6.

A six-state, federally-funded research project called “Voices for Food” has been launched to address food security in isolated communities known as “food deserts”. In Michigan, four communities will be selected to take part in the project. (More...)

—MSU Extension, March 27, 2014