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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

September 16, 2019 - 4:58pm --

How do you get your family to the dinner table when you're a single parent who works a night shift? How do you provide healthy meals when the food pantry sends you home with microwave pizza?

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How do you buy fresh produce when you have no car and have to bring your groceries home on the bus? These are the obstacles laid out in the book Pressure Cooker, a five-year study of 120 households. The authors conclude that, time and again, a parent's best efforts can't meet these challenges.

Another conclusion the authors of Pressure Cooker make is that it will take schools, churches and our community meet the challenges of providing healthy, affordable meals to low-income families.