Food insecurity and the importance of good nutrition
This monthly series is a partnership of the New Pittsburgh Courier, Community PARTners (a core service of the University of Pittsburgh’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute—CTSI), the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh and the UPMC Center for Engagement and Inclusion. All articles can be accessed online at the New Pittsburgh Courier website. These pages will provide you with valuable information on health topics that may affect you, your family or friends and also connect you to local health initiatives and resources.
This month, the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on food insecurity and the importance of good nutrition. Jennifer Jones, MPH, community engagement coordinator with CTSI, and Esther L. Bush, president and CEO of the Urban League, discussed these important topics.
JJ: Good afternoon, Ms. Bush. The holiday season is quickly approaching, and next week is Thanksgiving. During this time of year, many people gather around tables with large amounts of food. But it is important to remember that this is not everyone’s reality. Some of our Pittsburgh neighbors face various levels of food insecurity.