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In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is featuring a NIFA Hispanic Serving Institute (HSI) grant recipient, Melawhy Garcia, MPH, Ph.D.
Starting decades ago as fashionable, high-value gourmet greens, today microgreens have gained popularity among consumers for their nutritional profile and high content of antioxidant compounds. Now, a new study suggests that the tiny plants have the potential to help provide global nutrition security.
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is the extramural funding agency within USDA's Research, Education, and Economics mission area. NIFA invests in and advances agricultural research, education, and extension to help solve national challenges in agriculture, food, the environment, and communities. Working with scientists and researchers around the country, NIFA also makes vital contributions to science policy decision-making, often in collaboration with other federal agencies. NIFA employs the peer review process for competitive grant programs, where panels comprised of scientists and other subject matter experts review proposals.
NIFA recently awarded 17 Community Foods Projects (CFP) competitive grants for projects to meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution; community outreach to assist in participation in Federally assisted nutrition programs; and projects that improve access to food as part of a comprehensive service. The CFP program aims at increasing self-reliance of communities in providing for the food needs of the communities; and promoting comprehensive responses to local food access, farm, and nutrition issues. Funded CFP projects are designed to meet specific state, tribal, local or neighborhood food and agricultural needs including: equipment necessary for the efficient operation of a project; planning for long-term solutions; or creating innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and low-income consumers.
Nutritional Security Webinar Series Flyer: Prioritizing Nutrition Security - Emerging Approaches in Research and Practice
Prioritizing Nutrition Security: Emerging Approaches in Research and Practice
Nutritional Security Webinar Series Speaker Bios: Prioritizing Nutrition Security - Emerging Approaches in Research and Practice
Prioritizing Nutrition Security - Emerging Approaches in Research and Practice