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Mary Summers teaches academically based community service courses on the Politics of Food and Agriculture and Healthy Schools. She has worked with community partners to develop several health-related projects including the Coalition Against Hunger’s Food Stamp Enrollment Campaign and the West Philadelphia Recess Initiative, which involves Penn students in organizing games at recess as a way to promote exercise and prevent bullying. She was the P.I. for the USDA grant that established the Food Stamp Enrollment Campaign and continues to investigate barriers to food stamp access. Her research interests include institutionally based approaches to service-learning, federal nutrition programs, Farm Bill politics, and the USDA.