HHP's nutrition program students work, on expanding the scope of assistance at the Houston Food bank and at neighboring pantries, was recently featured on Houston Public Media's News 88.7. HHP student Cheryl Woolf and HHP faculty Dr. Daphne Hernandez were interviewed by Ms. Marisa Ramirez for the segment titled "UH Moment", about their research which aims to address needs like housing or immigration in addition to lowering the rate of hunger in communities around Houston.
Dr. Daphne Hernandez
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Daphne Hernandez with the Department of Health and Human Performance and the Texas Obesity Research Center says Woolf’s work is a real-world experience, and important for students who will be the next generation of health professionals.
“We think of hunger as an isolated issue, but what Chery’s work brings out is that it encompasses a lot of other public health concerns,” she said. “Her work highlights the need to collaborate with other organizations, and when we do that we’ll be able to lower the rate of hunger because well be addressing other needs such as housing, immigration, it’s really tapping into larger issues.”
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