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Virtual SPARKS: Achieving Food Security

The Office of Research and Engagement (ORE) and the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) are partnering to present Virtual SPARKS: Achieving Food Security on Friday, Apr. 23, from 2–4 p.m. Launched in 2017, SPARKS (Seeking Partnerships to Advance Research, Knowledge, and Science) events facilitate new collaborations among faculty and connect disciplines with common interests or research opportunities.

This Virtual SPARKS event will focus on Tennessee’s food security, which is defined as having physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food. The United Health Foundation estimates that 12.9% of Tennessee households suffered from food insecurity in 2019, slightly higher than the national average of 12.3%, ranking Tennessee as the 20th most food insecure state in the country.

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Friday, April 23 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Office of Research and Engagement
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Sharon Pound

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