WIT Partners with World Food Prize to Host Regional Youth Institute

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Approximately 40 students from schools in Sioux City, Kingsley-Pierson, Marcus, and Remsen will participate in a World Food Day Event on February 7. The World Food Prize is an international organization that elevates ground-breaking ideas and innovations in the quality, quantity and availability of food across the globe.

For this service project, the event has teamed up with Then Feed Just One to make 18,000 meal kits to address food insecurity and hunger in Central and South America. Students will participate in Round Table discussions on food insecurity issues related to public policy, healthcare, economics, geopolitical tensions, and natural disasters. Students will also participate in immersion learning experiences related to microbiology and healthy water, malnutrition and its effects on human development, and how public policy impacts food distribution and availability in the US. Students are encouraged to continue their own research of food insecurity topics to participate in the Iowa Youth Institute of the World Food Prize at Iowa State University later in the Spring.

This event is the result of a partnership between Western Iowa Tech CC, Sioux City Community Schools District, and the World Food Prize.