- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 28, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - A Bronx community college will be offering a new program in food studies in the fall.

The Hostos Community College program will go beyond the traditional culinary courses found at many other schools.

The New York Times (https://nyti.ms/1yMNyGi ) reports that students will study the benefits of processed versus unprocessed foods and create their own farmers’ markets on campus.

The program will offer a broad overview of food policy, social justice, environment, health, science and business.

The goal will be to prepare students for jobs as technicians, analysts, nutritionists and entrepreneurs in the Bronx and elsewhere.

The college says the curriculum will help bring awareness to the benefits of healthy eating.

The Bronx has a high rate of diabetes and obesity-related illnesses.

Hostos is part of City University of New York.


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