Walking trail opened through campus, city


TUSKEGEE, Ala. (April 11, 2011) The Tuskegee University Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, City of Tuskegee and the National Park Service on April 1 opened the George Washington Carver Nutrition Walking Trail.

Representatives from all entities were present for the official ribbon cutting in front of the Carver Museum. The trail, which begins on the main sidewalk in front of the university (in front of Margaret Murray Washington Hall), goes through the town past the post office and CVS Pharmacy, then crosses over Martin Luther King Highway to the Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Center. A return trip to the Carver Museum equates to two miles. The trail features signs with nutritional facts and quotes from Carver.

From left, Shirley Baxter, National Park Service; Macon County Commission chair Louis Maxwell; Dr. Cynthia Bisbee, director,  Montgomery Area Wellness Coalition;  Cheryl Thomas, senior director of development at Tuskegee; Tuskegee Mayor Omar Neal; Ralphenia Pace, Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences head and professor; Roberta Troy, director of the Health Disparities Institute for Research and Education; and Doris Eaves, nutrition instructor in the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences.










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