Nutrition and Food Sciences associate professor Carolyn Moore, R.D.N, Ph.D., is fighting the good fight when it comes to food insecurity—when individuals don’t have reliable access to affordable, nutritious food—in the Houston area and on TWU’s campuses.
After becoming aware of the amount of food insecurity among TWU students, Moore’s research has focused on feeding the hungry. Her efforts have resulted in an expanded food bank serving 30-50 Houston students twice a month. In addition, Moore helped create two gardens that feed Boys and Girls Club of Houston members, a concept she says could expand to help the community at large.
“The more support systems we have in place, the more people are made aware of the problem,” she said. “We’re one of the world’s richest countries, and we still experience food insecurity.”