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What Makes Some Houstonians Seek Food Assistance?

A recent University of Houston study examines risk factors for families that can lead to food insecurity — the lack of access to healthy and affordable food. We examine those factors and what motivates Houstonians to seek — or not seek — food assistance. Our guest is Daphne Hernandez, an Assistant Professor in the University […]

A recent University of Houston study examines risk factors for families that can lead to food insecurity — the lack of access to healthy and affordable food.

We examine those factors and what motivates Houstonians to seek — or not seek — food assistance. Our guest is Daphne Hernandez, an Assistant Professor in the University of Houston's Department of Health and Human Performance.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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