Addressing social determinants of health through food
Food Justice, Accessibility, Equity, Inclusion, and Research
The George Washington Carver Food Research Institute’s (GWCFRI) ultimate purpose is to ensure that all people have access to nutritious, safe and affordable food. GWCFRI looks to conduct cutting edge research to address the underlying issues of obesity, malnutrition, health, food insecurity, and poverty in urban and rural communities. Furthermore, the Institute uses food science, state-of-the-art controlled environment agricultural system, wellness modalities and entrepreneurship as its foundational platform to provide educational tools and training to supplement and support schools, community-based associations, health professionals, government agencies, HBCUs, and faith-based organizations.