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Fast-Food Chains Market Unhealthy Meal Options To Youth-We’re Shocked!

Direct from the “stating the obvious” department, the information is still frightening: The average preschooler sees almost three fast-food restaurant ads a day and is rarely offered a healthy meal option, a new study from Yale’s Rudd Center for Food … Continue reading

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FRAC Releases New Findings On U.S. Hunger

The Food Research and Action Center reported today that nearly one in five households report an inability to afford enough food, and the the SNAP Benefit boost is keeping the food hardship rate from skyrocketing even further. Almost 18 percent … Continue reading

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Recession Officially “Over,” But Use Of Food Stamps Stays @ Record High

Record numbers of Americans now receive SNAP/Food Stamps, more than a year after the recession has been officially deemed over. Job layoffs and reduced family incomes have driven more and more households to apply for the benefit, while the economic … Continue reading

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Feeding America Adds “Hunger Relief Moderator”

In an attempt to take hunger advocacy to a whole new level, Feeding America is introducing a “Hunger Relief Advocacy Moderator” to provide national support to those on the front lines in the fight against hunger. As the Feeding America … Continue reading

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October 1st CQ Researcher

Purportedly focusing on the issue of “Preventing Obesity,” the October 1, 2010 CQ Researcher, published by CQ Press, is out and it is an amazing resource that fuels a much broader discussion of the role of food in our society. Here’s just … Continue reading

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Poverty Soars, the Suffering of Kids And Families Increases

The American Community Survey for 2009, released on September 28th by the U.S. Census Bureau is out, the numbers are in, and the crisis of Poverty in the United States reaches new heights. Lots of links are included below to follow … Continue reading

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USA Today Publishes Hunger in America Supplement

FRAC (Food Resource And Action Center) President Jim Weill, who wrote the foreword to USA Today’s Hunger in America supplement, shared in it a laundry list of troubling facts. Here’s just two – In 2008, 49 million people lived in households facing food-insecurity (according to USDA), and … Continue reading

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Americans Are Still Not Eating their Vegetables :(

via Gawker & the New York Times: Americans hate vegetables. Every possible trick, tactic and marketing ploy has failed. We will forever be a nation of spongey vegetablephobes. So say the New York Times in a long investigation of why … Continue reading

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Budget Cuts, Economy Affected Summer Meal Programs

Initial reports and research show that 73,000 fewer kids each day were fed by nutrition programs, per the Food Resource and Action Center. Here’s a link they provided to the Education Week article: http://ht.ly/2vbfc

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Harvard Said It, We Believe It, That Settles It.

The Foundations of Lifelong Health Are Built in Early Childhood. A vital and productive society with a prosperous and sustainable future is built on a foundation of healthy child development. Health in the earliest years—beginning with the future mother’s well-being … Continue reading

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