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The UArizona Campus Pantry during the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 12, 2021

This month marks one year since the Coronavirus, better known as COVID-19, made its landfall in the United States. Like most colleges and universities across the nation, the UArizona switched to remote learning, cancelled in-person programming, and closed buildings across campus in an effort to help students, faculty, and staff stay safe. The implications of and responses to this institution-wide crisis have varied widely according to each unit’s mission, operational needs, and limitations. Some student affairs areas and units were able to shift their operations to online platforms. However, others, such as the UArizona Campus Pantry, were not able to “go virtual.” ...

The UArizona Campus Pantry during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Panel Event: COVID-19 and Impacts on Our Local Food System

November 12, 2020

On October 21, the UA Center for Regional Food Studies (CRFS) hosted a panel event titled, “COVID-19 and Our Local Food System: How Do We Respond?” Co-hosted by the UA Museum of Art, Tucson City of Gastronomy, and Tucson Meet Yourself, this event brought together a variety of food system researchers and practitioners...

Panel Event: COVID-19 and Impacts on Our Local Food System

A Reprise of Marrying Agriculture, Nutrition and Health after a 40-year Separation

October 27, 2020

I’ve been around a while and can remember the second half the 20th century when important independent developments took place to improve the nutrition and health of the world’s poor. The Green Revolution focused on increasing the production of grains in order to supply energy and protein to the world’s poor and the World Health Organization’s 1978 Alma Ata Declaration encouraged primary care as the main pathway for improving nutritional status and developing economic growth in low and middle income countries...

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"Making Space" as Strategy for Advancing a New Vision of Health for Black People

September 25, 2020

The Dunbar Wellness Project (DWP), a partnership between Tucson’s Dunbar Pavilion and the UA Center for Regional Food Studies, consists of workshops, lectures, and asset-mapping exercises that collectively promote ancestral and holistic approaches to health and wellness, alternative and complementary medicine, the connection of health to the environment and community, and nourishing diets...

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