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Student Shares Response to an Emotional Evening

Fontbonne University dietetics major Tyronica Dowdy attended a hunger banquet at the university as part of dedicated semester activities focusing on the United Nations’ millennium goals.

Her participation stirred a thought-provoking editorial that appeared in the Suburban Journals. Here is an excerpt:

OPINION SHAPER: Food is basic human need, not luxury

By Tyronica Dowdy

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

On the rare occasion when I eat dinner later than 7:30 in the evening, I might say to myself, "I'm starving." Of course, I would be exaggerating.

I'm sure many of you have used those same words to describe feeling hungry. But most of us have never experienced starvation.

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