Tag Archives: The Real World

Revised Census Formula Shows More Living In Poverty

The number of poor people in the United States in 2009 was millions higher than previously known, with 1 in 6 Americans — many of them 65 and older — struggling in poverty due to rising medical care and other … Continue reading

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Gerber and Yum-o! Form Partnership To Fight Hunger

Gerber has teamed up with non-profit organization Yum-o! to fight hunger and raise awareness of nutrition. To support the alliance, Gerber will donate one dollar for every “Like” added on its Facebook page by January 15, 2011. Yum-o! encourages families … Continue reading

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Hello, 2011

2010: A year of crisis, challenge, difficulty, intensity, obstacles, accomplishments, disillusionment, highs, lows … and yet as the year comes to a close, we are inspired with renewed hope for a better tomorrow and for continued progress in the fight … Continue reading

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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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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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41.8 Million Americans Received SNAP/Food Stamps In July 2010

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) reports that in July 2010, SNAP/Food Stamps participation set a new record: 41,836,330 persons, an increase of 560,873 individuals from July 2010, the prior record level, and an increase of more than 6.2 … 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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Great Florida Info Via Kids Have Rights

Picked up some great info in two recent posts on the Kids Have Rights site. Jump straight to the site here, or read their posts, below: Poverty Hinders Education (Duh?) Restating the obvious? Whatever, let’s take nothing away from the Fort Meyers News-Press, who … Continue reading

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