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Military Families and Food Security

Mark your calendars for OneOp’s upcoming Military Family Readiness Academy series, Military Families and Food Security: A Call to Action, starting on 1 June. The MFRA is a free virtual multi-disciplinary learning opportunity for service providers, expanding their knowledge to educate and support service members and families.

Watch a special message from Mrs. Patricia Barron, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Military Community and Family Policy at

Join the 2023 MFRA to explore food insecurity’s impact on military families, and discover how to apply your knowledge to the communities you serve. The 2023 Academy series offers:

  • A self-paced asynchronous course: Advancing Food Security for Military Families

More information about the course at:

A live panel discussion: Supportive Programs and Benefits to Expand Food Security for Military Families

June 7, 11:00 am-12:30 pm ET


A live workshop: Building Networks to Alleviate Food Insecurity

June 28, 11:00 am-12:30 pm ET


Service providers from across the Military Family Readiness System are invited to participate, including, DoD, federal, state, and community service providers, educators, and Cooperative Extension professionals.

Free continuing education credits and certificate of attendance available. For more information see flyers attached or visit

Courtney Paolicelli, DrPH, RDN


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