Tag Archives: Research

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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Out of School, Out of Trouble?

Sustained participation in out-of-school time (OST) activities, research suggests, can improve a young person’s academic achievement and success in life. Many municipal leaders also recognize that promoting participation in high-quality OST programs can advance other city priorities — including decreasing … Continue reading

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