United States

The controversial reason tens of thousands of people just lost their food stamps

by Max Ehrenfreund and Roberto A. Ferdman Washington Post April 1, 2016

As many as 1 million Americans will stop receiving food stamps this year, the consequence of a controversial work mandate that took effect this week in 21 states as the economy improves....

Summer meals transportation barriers and solutions

by Joy Bentley, Stephanie Chan, Deborah Swerdlow, Theresa Toll, Megan Tracz George Washington University March 29, 2016

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) aims to ensure that children who receive free and reduced-price school meals can continue to receive healthy food when school is out. However, only 12 percent of eligible children nationwide participate in SFSP. One reason why summer meals programs are underuti...

What would actually happen if we stopped eating so much meat?

by Melissa Cronin Grist March 23, 2016

If you follow the news about food, you’re no doubt aware that there’s a lot of concern over the impact of eating and raising meat, on both human health and the planet. A new study provides more to chew on: It suggests that if we halved our meat consumption by 2050, we could make huge emissions c...

What nutrition experts think is missing from the new Dietary Guidelines

by Hope Warshaw Washington Post March 23, 2016

The heated debate surrounding the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines is over, and we've had time to explore them (and maybe even shift our food choices based on them). So how are they looking, nearly three months in? We asked some leading experts what they think: what’s missing, what they like and a poi...

Asia’s demand for lentils means North American farms switch to pulses

by Jen Skeritt and Megan Durisin Bloomberg Business March 22, 2016

With vegetarians in Asia hungry for lentils, chickpeas and other sources of protein, North American farmers are swapping out wheat in favor of pulses -- plants harvested for their dry seeds, such as legumes. AGT Food and Ingredients Inc., the world’s largest exporter of peas and lentils, says farm...

Near the U.S. Capitol, an encampment of the homeless is removed by city workers

by Joe Heim Washington Post March 10, 2016

See related story He made a promise to help others. Now he’s giving tents to the homeless. Arnold Harvey b...

Citing poverty’s toll on children, pediatricians call for a stronger safety net

by Arloc Sherman Center for Budget and Policy Priorities March 10, 2016

Pediatricians have unique insights into children’s health and development, so yesterday’s statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that “child poverty in the United States [is] unacceptable and detrimental to the health and well-being of children” that calls for increased aid to...

Dietary guidelines ignore broad U.S. support for sustainablity

by Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future March 8, 2016

A national survey of 800 Americans shows that 74 percent of adults believe the newly released Dietary Guidelines should include environmental provisions and support sustainable agriculture practices. The survey--commissioned by the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and conducted by Greenberg...

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  • For the past 40 years, since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that
    • Educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world
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    • Facilitate communication and networking among those who are working for solutions
    • Promote individual and collective commitments to sustainable hunger solutions.