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UTRGV teams up with local farmers to provide students with produce, plant-based meals

6 months 3 weeks 3 days ago Wednesday, June 24 2020 Jun 24, 2020 June 24, 2020 7:36 AM June 24, 2020 in News - Local

Researchers at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are working to cut down on student food insecurity through a collaboration with local farmers.

UTRGV Executive Vice President for Research Dr. Parwinder Grewal, along with student leaders, created a program that provides students with fresh produce, and plant-based lunch from 10 a.m. to noon at the Edinburg produce stand.

According to Dr. Grewal, on Fridays they serve an average of 160 people – most of them being students.

To impart the importance of nutrition, Dr. Grewal says UTRGV has added more agricultural programs such as a sustainable agriculture and food systems program, and a master's program in agricultural, environmental, and sustainability science.

For more information watch the video above.

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