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 FAI Summer Internship


FAI is having it's second year of summer interns for the "Real Cost of a Healthy Meal Project"! The goal is to get 800 interviews by September!

The Food & Agribusiness Institute’s “Real Cost of a Healthy Meal” project is a long-term study started in 2011. Interns will research the ability of low-income individuals to purchase “healthy” foods by USDA guidelines with their food stamp allotments through interviews, diet analysis and food cost surveys. The internship will not only allow interns to improve their understanding of the links between public policy, economics, health and social justice, but it will also influence their ability to communicate, increase their working knowledge of Excel, and expose them to database software.


This is one of our research assistants, Nick, conducting an interview with one of the clients.

Tags: agriculture, community, FAI, food, hunger survey, internship, poverty, second harvest food bank, SHFB

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