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Partnering for improved nutrition

MU interdisciplinary team works to improve nutrition and access to healthy foods

Biting into a fresh tomato or enjoying the crisp sweetness of an apple are pleasures that not everyone always gets to enjoy. While the nutritional value of fresh fruits and vegetables is well-documented, and although the local food industry has grown tremendously in the last several years, access to nutritious, local produce is not something that’s readily available to everyone with a limited income.

Rural Sociology Graduate Student Jordan Dawdy inducted into Rollins Society

On April 22, Jordan Dawdy, a second-year doctoral student in Rural Sociology, was inducted into the Rollins Society during Tap Day ceremonies at the University of Missouri. The Rollins Society was created in 1994 by the Graduate and Professional Council to recognize graduate and professional students at MU who have significantly advanced the well-being of communities — academic or otherwise…