Area students take part in World Food Prize event

Posted 5/14/20

The World Food Prize Foundation hosted its ninth annual Iowa Youth Institute (IYI) on April 27 with the participation of 264 students and 110 teachers from 93 Iowa high schools.

This virtual, …

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Area students take part in World Food Prize event

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The World Food Prize Foundation hosted its ninth annual Iowa Youth Institute (IYI) on April 27 with the participation of 264 students and 110 teachers from 93 Iowa high schools.

This virtual, day-long event was the first of its kind for the IYI-supported by more than 90 experts from across Iowa. 

Participants from Mid-Prairie included Aubrey Fay, Brittany Kinsinger, Anna Nafziger, Colby Rourke, Carmen Sieren and agricultural education instructor Elsa Schmidt.

Maddie Altenhofen of Lone Tree High School also participated.

Fay’s paper was titled “Ireland: A Rise in Eutrophication from Dairy Cows.” 

Kinsinger’s paper was titled “Venezuela: Improving the Food System.” 

Nafziger’s paper was titled “Fiji: Change for the Population in Food Poverty.”

Rourke’s paper was titled “Ethiopia: Reseeding Agricultural Land for Grazing.”

Sieren’s paper was titled “Tanzania: Overcoming Malnutrition.”

Altenhofen’s paper was titled “India: Water Lost to Pollution.” 

Each year, the World Food Prize Youth Institute convenes high school students, teachers and experts to explore and solve local, national and global hunger and food security issues.

In order to be a part of the Iowa Youth Institute, students research and write a paper on a global challenge related to hunger and food insecurity.

This one-day event was offered at no cost to teachers or students.

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