Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack l UK College of Agriculture Food and Environment Dean Nancy Cox and Gov Steve Beshear announce the USDA Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center at the University of Kentucky

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (l.); UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Dean Nancy Cox; and Gov. Steve Beshear announce the USDA Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center at the University of Kentucky.

UK Center to Address Child Food Insecurity in Rural Areas

USDA funds establishment of Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center at the University of Kentucky.

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack joined Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and University of Kentucky (UK) officials on March 19th to announce the establishment of the USDA Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center at UK. The center will use "cutting-edge solutions" in child nutrition to reduce child food insecurity in states with the highest number of persistently poor rural counties. Currently, about 85 percent of all persistently poor counties in the United States are in rural areas

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