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Food Insecurity

When Elected Officials Assault the Poor It Damages Our Nation

Eva M. Clayton | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Eva M. Clayton

The American consumer-driven economy relies on having the largest possible population of consumers. Unfortunately, too many Americans who struggle to meet their basic necessities.

Food Insecurity, Food Security

Christina Weiss Lurie | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Christina Weiss Lurie

Veterinarians, business leaders, public decision-makers, public health officials, and city planners need to take a stand and find new ways for America to move towards food security.

This 1 Chart Should Shame The U.S. Into Solving Its Hunger Crisis

Posted 05.28.2013 | Business

Only in America. The U.S. is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, and yet nearly one-quarter of the nation’s residents recently said th...

WATCH: The Face Of America's Senior Poverty Crisis

Posted 05.24.2013 | Fifty

A new finding discovered that senior poverty affects more seniors than previously believed: one in seven seniors live in poverty as opposed to the Cen...

Arthur Delaney

Shrinking Deficit Doesn't Deter Republicans From Cutting Food Stamps | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans are seeking deeper cuts to nutrition programs this year even as the federal budget deficit is shrinking faster...

Tax Credit to Benefit Hungry Kentuckians

Tamara Sandberg | Posted 07.10.2013 | Impact
Tamara Sandberg

The enactment of this tax credit bill is a win for farmers who donate to food banks, it's a win for our neighbors who struggle to put food on the table, and it's a win for the Commonwealth in terms of reduced long-term costs associated with a healthy, well-fed population.

Foodies With Worries

Liz Neumark | Posted 06.26.2013 | Green
Liz Neumark

How safe is our food? How does the FDA monitor domestic food products (as well as what comes into the U.S. food system from other countries?)

Eating at The Ritz, on $1.50 a Day

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Morra Aarons-Mele

The extreme inequality of wealth and poverty in the world are rarely as stark as when it comes to one of our most basic needs: food. Could you live on just $1.50 per day? For the 1.4 billion people who live in the most extreme poverty this is reality.

Don't Judge a Fruit by Its Color: Produce Standards and Food Waste in America

Food Politic | Posted 06.18.2013 | Green
Food Politic

It's no secret that we're a wasteful nation. According to Dana Gunders, in her paper for the National Resources Defense Council, 40 percent of food produced in America is thrown away.

15 percent of Americans Receive Food Stamps

Evelyn J. Kim | Posted 06.08.2013 | Taste
Evelyn J. Kim

While war is an obvious condition for food insecurity, what we have now in the U.S. seems unfathomable. For many children, parents and so many others, hunger is an ever-present reality.

Let's Ask Marion Nestle: Who's Got The Power to End Hunger in America?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 06.08.2013 | Impact
Kerry Trueman

I check in with food politics pioneer and NYU nutrition professor Dr. Marion Nestle, whose most recent book is Why Calories Count, with Malden Nesheim.

Americans Don't Know How Bad U.S. Hunger Problem Is, Research Shows | Posted 03.15.2013 | Impact

Here’s something not to bring up while mooching free grub as a dinner guest. In the United States -- right now -- 50 million people are unsure wh...

Parents Unite Against Hunger

Tracey Stewart | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Tracey Stewart

The film shows that hunger, for children and people as a whole, is a problem that America has solved in the past and can solve again if average Americans demand it. A Place at the Table shows us that it's easier than we think.

WATCH: Tom Colicchio Discusses New Film On U.S. Hunger Problem

Posted 02.26.2013 | Impact

Fifty million people in the U.S. -- one in four American children -- don't know where their next meal will come from. The film, "A Place At The Table,...

Movie Review: A Place at the Table

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.27.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A Place At the Table, with talking heads ranging from Jeff Bridges to Tom Colicchio, all of them articulate and impassioned, is a film that should make you furious.

WATCH: Are Foods Like Scrapple A Cure For America's Food Insecurity Problem?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 02.12.2013 | Black Voices

On the spectrum of bizarre foods that the Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern has sampled in the more than 100 episodes of his show, scrapple isn't very b...

Working for Sustainability: Can Multinational Food Service Corporation Sodexo Measure Up?

Jeremy John | Posted 04.13.2013 | Home
Jeremy John

Unsustainable wages are not just a worker's problem: wages limit the opportunities for workers to participate in healthy and sustainable food economies

SNAP to It: Why We Need Changes to Food Assistance

Meghan Hall | Posted 03.27.2013 | Home
Meghan Hall

The image of food insecurity now is an overweight child with a low-quality diet, and SNAP should be changed to reflect that. But there are prevailing concerns regarding the ethics of restricting choice for lower-income groups and creating an exclusion that will target them.

WATCH: Taye Diggs' Latest Role

Posted 12.12.2012 | Black Voices

'Tis the season to give and actor Taye Diggs is lending his voice to an ongoing cause -- child hunger. The "Private Practice" actor appears in a new o...

WATCH: Cory Booker Responds To Food Stamp Challenge Critics

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics

Cory Booker responded to critics of his food stamp challenge on "Piers Morgan Tonight" Friday, saying he hoped his actions would inspire a more heated...

PHOTO: Tom Colicchio's New Project

Posted 12.04.2012 | Home

Tom Colicchio is already a judge on "Top Chef," the owner of 24 restaurants across the country and the spokesman for Coca-Cola. But in between all tha...

The Lucky Seven

Toni Collette | Posted 01.29.2013 | Impact
Toni Collette

For most of us, it is almost impossible to imagine food being hard to come by. The harsh reality is that hunger and malnutrition are the biggest public health threats in our world today. We lose a child every six seconds because of hunger. As a mother, I can't accept that.

Help Feed the Hungry for Thanksgiving: Project Oatmeal

Anthony Papa | Posted 01.20.2013 | New York
Anthony Papa

With the Thanksgiving holiday season approaching, many New Yorkers will not have food on their table. What can we do? Focusing on one simple, direct way to help, Project Oatmeal's goal is to provide one of the most needed foods to New York's hungriest.

Food Is Medicine

David Waters | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
David Waters

The passage of the Affordable Care Act and its implementation gives us a rare opportunity to change the way we see nutrition: food is medicine, and we have the chance to codify that belief into our health care system.

Holiday Hunger: A Recipe for Change

Amanda Andere | Posted 01.13.2013 | DC
Amanda Andere

Hunger doesn't know holidays. And the rest of the year, when the free meals have been distributed and holiday food collections finished at schools, grocery stores, and churches, hunger still exists.