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Food Insecurity

This Walmart Worker Threw Away Food On The Job, Then Went Home Hungry

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 07.20.2016 | Green

When David Alvarez worked at a Walmart in Tampa, Florida, he regularly chucked unsold tomatoes, potatoes and bananas into compost bins behind the stor...

Brexit Of Champions: If You Don't Set The Menu, You're On The Menu

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 06.28.2016 | Green
Eric Holt Gimenez

Unless we "set the menu" by engaging politically to change our food system, we will find ourselves on the menu of either the regressive politics of the far right or the neoliberal politics of the established Democratic party. Let the Brexit be warning.

Hunger on College Campuses: Another Barrier to Getting a Degree?

Bob Hildreth | Posted 05.14.2016 | College
Bob Hildreth

Students who experience hunger and food insecurity on campus struggle in many ways. The threat of needing to make a choice between continuing to shoulder the burden of paying for college and not having enough money for living expenses, or dropping out to work to pay for food and rent is constant.

These Are The Counties Going Hungry In Every State

24/7 Wall St. | Casey Williams | Posted 05.06.2016 | Business

Food is a basic need that many people take for granted. Yet, 48 million Americans face limited access to adequate amounts of nutritious food. Many who...

The Cost of Climate Change: Food Security for the World's Poor

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 04.07.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

While food distribution is a necessary primary response to the current food crises, curbing climate change and supporting sound governance are just as vital to the interests of all nations.

What Happens To Your Body When You Skip A Meal Or Two

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.03.2016 | Healthy Living

Besides getting hangry, skipping a meal or two can have some pretty strong effects on the body. As explained in the Asap Science video above, you wou...

The Bronx: Dying from Lack of Nutritious Foods

Migdalia Rivera | Posted 03.09.2016 | Latino Voices
Migdalia Rivera

New York City is a city of extremes. The chasm between the rich and poor, particularly in the food system, is vast. And, no greater place can this be seen than in the Bronx.

USDA Nutrition: Where We've Been and Where We're Going Next

Kevin W. Concannon | Posted 03.07.2016 | Politics
Kevin W. Concannon

Since Secretary Vilsack invited me to join him at USDA as Under Secretary of Food and Nutrition Consumer Services (FNCS), not only have we helped to bring America back from the brink of a second economic depression, we have also worked to institutionalize more opportunities and pathways directed at helping states assist consumers and expand direct access to healthy and affordable food.

Haiti's Political Crisis: 'Uncertainty Is The Only Thing We Know For Sure'

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 02.13.2016 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. In this edition, we speak with Robert Fatton Jr....

Hungry Children in Rich America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Food insecure children are more likely to be behind in social skills and reading performance in kindergarten. By elementary school they are four times more likely to need mental health counseling.

Conquering the Double Burden: Protecting Children From Obesity and Hunger

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Screening for hunger and connecting families to resources in their communities is an important first step to conquering the double burden. But since children consume more than half their daily calories at school, we have to make sure the food they eat there is healthy as well.

A Weapon Against Climate Change May Be Right Under Our Feet

The Huffington Post | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics

Scientists battling to slow climate change and cope with its effects are harnessing an overlooked, yet potentially powerful partner -- one that happen...

How this company is both cutting food waste and boosting community health

The Huffington Post | Ishita Singh | Posted 12.03.2015 | Healthy Living

Every day, one in six Americans goes hungry. Meanwhile, we waste 20 pounds of food per person per month. Doug Rauch, a former president of Trader Joe'...

Florida Restaurant Combats Local Hunger With Price-Free Menu

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 11.02.2015 | Good News

Every item on this restaurant’s menu is the special. Mosaics Community Cafe, a restaurant in Bartow, Florida, will officially open its doors on Tue...

You Don't Need Any Special Talent to Join Fight Against Hunger

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 10.14.2015 | Impact
The University of Central Florida Forum

No one needs special talents and skills to start, and confronting hunger is no exception.

Obesity and Food Insecurity: A Public Health Paradox

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Updating SNAP with new tools, innovations and resources requires the input of a broad range of public health, private sector, and governmental stakeholders. SNAP provides an important safety net for low-income families.

What Does St. Francis of Assisi Have to Say to Us Today

Rev. Bonnie A. Perry | Posted 10.05.2015 | Religion
Rev. Bonnie A. Perry

According to the UN Environment Programme, we are in the midst of a massive extinction, with species rapidly dying out. Not since the loss of the dinosaurs have we had an extinction happening at this alarming rate.

How the Homeless Eat

Liz Neumark | Posted 10.01.2015 | Impact
Liz Neumark

Within the patchwork of bed-only shelters, most homeless are expected to arrive at night having eaten, and are offered simple fare like peanut butter sandwiches or items dropped off by congregants.

1 In 7 U.S. Households Struggled To Afford Food Last Year: Report

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.10.2015 | Impact

One in seven U.S. households struggled to afford food last year, according to a new report. Yet, many families in need didn’t take advantage of safe...

Rate Of U.S. 'Food Insecurity' Stubbornly High

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fourteen percent of U.S. households lacked access to enough good food at some point last year, according to the latest annual food insec...

Food Insecure Children Are More Likely To Be Obese

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living

It's a contradiction in the starkest terms. The nation's most food-insecure children are also at the greatest risk for childhood obesity, according to...

A Bug's Life: Food in the 21st Century

Julie Gray | Posted 07.24.2016 | Taste
Julie Gray

If I were on a desert island, and there was nothing else to eat, would I rather eat a grasshopper, than say, my companion? Yes. Under those circumstan...

World Population Day: Addressing Food Deserts in the Land of Plenty

Brian Kennell | Posted 07.09.2016 | Business
Brian Kennell

More than 6.5 million American children live in food deserts. Making it possible for those children to get leafy greens, milk, juice and fresh fruit on their tables at home and experience food security will require still more education, innovation and effort on the part of many of the companies and organizations involved in the supply chain.

Rethinking World Hunger: Start with Women

Vanessa Thevathasan | Posted 05.27.2016 | Impact
Vanessa Thevathasan

Women make up more than half of the world's population, yet in parts of the world, especially in South Asia, South America and Africa, they are more likely than men to go hungry.

The Smart, Impactful Reason Why More Food Banks Are Looking Like Grocery Stores

New York Times | TINA ROSENBERG | Posted 05.28.2015 | Impact

Nearly a million and a half people rely on food pantries in New York City, and Lugeily Duran is one of them. She was laid off from her job in a medica...