USDA Partners with UK to Establish National Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center

The University of Kentucky will be partnering with the USDA to build the Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center. Over 26 percent of children live in poverty in Kentucky alone and 85 percent of persistently poor counties in the US are in rural areas, making children one of the most vulnerable groups for food insecurity. The center’s purpose is to use solutions in child nutrition to reduce child food insecurity in some of the poorest rural counties throughout the country.

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