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TFP Intern Impresses at Museum of Science

(left to right) Ken Kaplan of MIT, Food Project Intern Alvin Andino, and Karen Spiller of Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness take part in a Q & A session at the Museum of Science's Let's Talk about Food forum.
(left to right) Ken Kaplan of MIT, Food Project Intern Alvin Andino, and Karen Spiller of Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness take part in a Q & A session at the Museum of Science's Let's Talk about Food forum.
On Friday, January 21, The Food Project made a big splash at the first session of the Museum of Science's "Let's Talk about Food" forum series. The many attendees who came despite the evening's cold weather saw the best of The Food Project, represented by Intern Alvin Andino. With passion and poise, he described the organization he's worked with the past two and half years, focusing on the impact TFP youth programs have made on him and other youth he's known.

"It's important to educate people when they're young about good food and healthy eating habits," Alvin told the audience. "These habits can be set for a lifetime so it's important to reach youth with this message."

The topic of the session was "Food Access." Joining Alvin on the panel were Ken Kaplan, associate director of MIT Collaborative Initiatives, and Karen Spiller, project director for the Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness. Ken and Karen both spoke about the challenges posed by the obesity epidemic at the national, regional, state, and city levels. They also agreed that work to engage young people is a critical part of any solution.

The Food Project will remain involved with this series by serving as an advisor to the Museum of Science on the design and content of subsequent sessions. Stay tuned to our blog for more information about latest developments in this exciting partnership!

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