NIFA Programs Work to Increase Food and Nutrition Security – National Institute of Food and Agriculture

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This webinar will be a panel discussion of best practices and lessons learned from NIFA staff and select State Animal Health Officials for how veterinary shortage situation areas are identified. Additionally, NIFA staff will discuss how the nominations are used by both applicants and awardees of the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) and the Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP).
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Food insecurity creates enormous strain on worker productivity, healthcare spending, and military readiness. It disproportionately impacts racial/ethnic minority populations, lower income populations, and rural and remote populations.
The USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) noted food insecurity rates peaked at 14.9% in 2011 and dropped slowly to 10.5% in 2019 – illustrating the length of time – about 8 years – that it took to return to pre-recession (2007) levels.
USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) works to ensure a safe, nutritious and secure food supply while also developing, delivering, and disseminating evidence-based nutrition education and promotion to prevent chronic diseases, improve health and prioritize nutrition security. Learn more about NIFA’s programs:
Top image: Left image of various fruits and vegetables shaped in a heart. Right image of wellness coach working at a table. Images courtesy of Adobe Stock. 
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