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Food Insecurity

More than One in Five Latinos is Food Insecure

Yuliana Salinas | Posted 12.01.2016 | Latino Voices
Yuliana Salinas

Food insecurity is down in Illinois, according to data from Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap 2014 study, but there’s still plenty of work to do....

How a Pop-Up Food Share is Fighting Food Insecurity on Long Island

Edible | Posted 11.15.2016 | Taste

Story by Valerie Cotsalas Food share recipients patiently wait in line to fill boxes with produce, bread, dairy products and flowers all donated fro...

Food Insecurity Plagues 1.4 Million Haitians In Hurricane Matthew Aftermath

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 10.31.2016 | Home

As Haiti struggles to recover from the destruction and carnage caused by Hurricane Matthew mere weeks ago, 1.4 million people require food assistance,...

World Food Day and the Challenge to Solve World Hunger and Protect the Planet

John Bryant | Posted 10.14.2016 | Impact
John Bryant

This World Food Day, Oct. 16, we stand at a crossroads to address global food security. There is heightened awareness that the climate is changing, an...

The Key To Solving Teen Hunger? Involving Teens.

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.03.2016 | Impact

Many low-income U.S. teens are resorting to risky and disturbing behaviors like stealing, selling drugs or trading sex — through “transactional”...

1 In 5 U.S. Households With Kids Don’t Have Enough To Eat: Report

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.15.2016 | Impact

Hunger among families in the United States has dropped since the recession, but the number of struggling households remains troublingly high, a new re...

Food Insecurity Declines, But 1 In 7 Americans Still Hungry

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

By Susan Blumenthal, M.D. and Mariana Zindel The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released its annual report on the food security status...

1 In 5 Americans Doesn't Have Enough Food To Eat: Report

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.14.2016 | Impact

Hunger among families in the United States has dropped since the recession, but the number of struggling households remains troublingly high, a new re...

You Can Help Feed People In Need By Deleting Your Food Porn Pics

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.26.2016 | Good News

Foodies and photogs will wanna consider sacrificing those food porn pics for a good cause. For every photo of food Instagram users delete, 11 meals w...

Chess for Success: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.20.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

At the end of this month, Walt Disney Productions will release Queen of Katwe, a film that highlights the story of a young Ugandan girl whose world ra...

Is College Student 'Food Insecurity' Real?

David Steele-Figueredo | Posted 08.31.2016 | College
David Steele-Figueredo

Sadly, the answer is an emphatic yes.

Gleaning: Combining Two Wrongs to Make a Right

Erkut Sonmez | Posted 08.01.2016 | Impact
Erkut Sonmez

Co-authored by Erkut Sonmez, Visiting Assistant Professor at Boston University, Deishin Lee, Assistant Professor of Operations Management at Boston Co...

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 08.01.2016 | Home
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 03.10.2017 | 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 03.05.2017 | 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 | Home

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 01.29.2017 | 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 12.18.2016 | 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'...