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ACES professor to provide lecture on reducing food insecurity
At some point over the past year, more than 50 million American households faced not having enough food for all their family members. This is the definition of being food insecure. Food insecurity rates remain at historically high levels and contribute to numerous health consequences. This is a major concern in regards to the health and wellness of the American population.
Multiple departments in ACES are addressing food insecurity, in part because it is a complex issue with topics relevant across multiple disciplines. International Food Security at Illinois (IFSI) is bringing together these efforts to support application of cutting-edge science in a food systems framework to help secure abundant food for everyone.
The University of Illinois is excited to bring attention to the issue of food insecurity at the next presentation in the Illinois Lecture Series taking place in Chicago. Dr. Craig Gundersen, professor in ACE, is an internationally recognized expert on food insecurity and the evaluation of food assistance programs. During a lunch lecture on March 19, Dr. Gundersen will provide an overview of food insecurity, its determinants and consequences, and what has proven successful in reducing food insecurity. The lecture will be held at the University Club of Chicago, at 11:30 a.m. and is open to public. Cost is $25 and includes lunch.