USDA Launches Nutrition Hub

Pilot program intended to counter diet-related diseases.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched a pilot nutrition hub, in collaboration with Southern University, to provide science-based nutrition information at the grassroots level, particularly in underserved communities. Under the Agricultural Science Center of Excellence for Nutrition and Diet for Better Health (ASCEND for Better Health) initiative, the initiative is intended to address diet-related chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes.

“USDA’s Nutrition Hub promotes health equity for underserved communities powered by more precise nutrition research,” said USDA Chief Scientist and Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young. “Through this new Hub, we are changing the food landscape by being intentional and thoughtful about ensuring communities have equitable access to the resources they need to enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Under Secretary Young as she heads USDA’s science and research efforts.
  • For Secretary Vilsack as he oversees the USDA and its initiatives.
  • For USDA officials as they seek to improve nutritional health in underserved communities.

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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