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Telling student stories to change public policy

Two weeks ago, I gathered with 120 students in Raleigh for an all day public policy bootcamp. The students asked, and...

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Heading to Mississippi

This week I head to the Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium in Oxford, Mississippi. It will be my first trip to...

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Jamie

Our stories begin before we do. Teenagers in Caldwell County in love, or who thought they were, give birth to a little boy. A...

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Compassionate schools: Coping with adversity in childhood

Abuse. Neglect. Hunger. Mental illness. A groundbreaking study on adverse childhood experiences indicated, “Childhood abuse, neglect, and exposure to other traumatic...

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We know what works

We grow enough food in this country to feed the hungry, yet nearly one third of the food that is...

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Invisible

Last week I had the opportunity to visit UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus and speak to a class full of social entrepreneurs...

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Tomato sandwiches

It is amazing how tastes can take you back to a specific time and place. This summer I had the...

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The hunger-obesity paradox

Hunger in the United States, and in North Carolina, does not look like what we expect. The minds of many...