Tag Archives: Children

From Florida to California, School Breakfast WORKS!

Another clear example of the benefits of promoting school breakfast: This report is courtesy of the Manteca Bulletin, in California. The full article can be found here. When Shasta Elementary School in California began serving breakfast in the classroom, first … Continue reading

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Childhood Hunger on “World Food Day”

Disturbing in so many ways. Childhood hunger worldwide on “World Food Day” infographic – thanks to save1.com .

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SNAP/Food Stamp Program Imperative To Alleviating U.S. Hunger

Great information from our friends at FRAC, the Food Research and Action Center: USDA researchers, using Current Population Survey data to examine SNAP’s effect on poverty from 2000 to 2009, found that the prevalence of poverty declined an average of … Continue reading

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Children Living in High-Poverty Communities > 25% Over Last Decade

Citing recent findings by the Annie E. Casey Foundation,  the Philanthropy News Digest reports that nearly eight million children in America live in areas of high poverty — about 1.6 million more since 2000. Based in part on data from the U.S. Census … Continue reading

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Dinner At School: More Public Schools Dish Up 3 Meals A Day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Too often it is after the fact that teachers discover their students are worrying less about math and and reading and more about where the next meal comes from. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, signed into … Continue reading

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Long Lines For Free School Meals, Thanks to The Economy

The number of students receiving free or reduced-price school lunches rose to 21 million last school year, up from 18 million in 2006-07. That number represents a 17 percent increase, according to an analysis by The New York Times of … Continue reading

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Just What Is “Food Insecurity,” Anyway?

Major props to the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger for tweeting about it, and the amazing folks at Good for producing this “Empty Pantry” infographic that lays out in chilling detail the scary truth about the concept of  “food insecurity.” … Continue reading

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Good Nutrition News For Florida Kids!

This just in, and finally there’s a bit of good news on the child nutrition front: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –  June 23, 2011 Tallahassee, FL – Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam issued the following statement today in response to Governor Rick Scott … Continue reading

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Funding For Early-Childhood Education Declined From 2009 To 2010

Funding for early-childhood education declined between 2009 and 2010, even as the Obama administration urged states to increase pre-kindergarten programs for 3- and 4-year-olds, according to a study released earlier this week by the National Institute for Early Education Research. … Continue reading

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Put Your (Membership) Money Where Your Advocacy Is

We’ve written about them a lot, but this is important: The major objective of the citizen-led, non-partisan Children’s Movement of Florida is to inform political, business and civic leaders, and the parents and people of this state, that the well-being … Continue reading

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