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More than Half of American Babies are at Risk for Malnourishment. Huffington Post
Who's Able-Bodied Anyway? New York Times
Super Bowl LII will be the First Zero-Waste Big Game. Fast Company
Anti-Hunger Groups and Retailers Protest Trump's 'Harvest Box' Plan. Chicago Tribune
Blindsided by 'Harvest Box' Pitch. Politico
Not exactly Blue April: the Problem with Replacing Food Stamps with 'Harvest Box'. Kansas City Star
New Year's Resolution: Worry About Your Food Waste. SC Times.
To End A Food Desert, These Community Members Opened Their Own Grocery. Fast Company.
Brain Food. UVA Today.
Severe Obesity Declining Among Low-Income U.S. Kids. Reuters.
Counting the Beans: New Tool Measures the True Cost of Food. Food Tank.
While We Waste Food, Others Waste Away. Baltimore Sun.
Food Stamp Program Makes Fresh Produce More Affordable. NPR.
Sustainable Forests for Food Security and Nutrition. Food Tank.
It's Hard to Study if You're Hungry. New York Times.
KU Fights Hunger forms New Committee to Raise Awareness about food Insecurity. The University Daily Kansan.
Harvesters team up with Good Samaritan to focus on health. The Excelsior Springs Standard.
Decade since recession: Thriving cities leave others behind. AP.
State group: USDA mulling big changes to food stamps, including allowing states to impose soda ban. Washington Post.
Charities' Fear Under Tax Bill: Less Money to Help the Needy. New York Times.
Hungry on Campus. Huffington Post.
Juggling Bills Often Accompanies Food Insecurity. PsychCentral.
I Never Knew How Wrong I Was About People on Food Stamps Until I Was One of Them. MIC.
Black Families are Sowing the Seeds of health and Empowerment. NPR.
Food Swamps are the New Food Deserts. The Atlantic.
This App Helps Food Stamps Last Longer and Recipients Avoid Going Hungry. Forbes.
Extreme Poverty Returns to America. Washington Post.
Vending Machine for the Homeless Coming to U.S. in 2018. CBS New York.
Healthy Food is a right, Not a Luxury. Washington Post.
Beyond Winning and Losing in the Tax Reform Debate. Kansas City Star.
Childcare Staff Behavior May Encourage Kids to Sample Healthier Food. Reuters.
Hunger is a Bigger Problem than You Think at America's Colleges. Fox News.
Large Numbers of Aging Veterans are Malnourished. Next Avenue.
Nutrition Assistance Programs and Medicaid are Sound Investments for Young Kids. The Hill.
New Study Finds that 4.2 Million Kids Experience Homelessness Each Year. NPR.
Breakfast Program at Webb City Schools. Joplin Globe.
Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs Participation May Save Money on Health Care Expenditures. Huffington Post.
Feeding the Need: Expanding School Lunch Programs. CBS News.
Oh SNAP! It's Been 40 Years Since the Food Stamps Act. Washington Post.
US Middle Class Gets Richer, but Wealthy Do Even Better. New York Times.
The New Reality of Old Age in America. Washington Post.
Your turn: Vote to End Hunger in our School District. Lawrence Journal World.
Why Paying for Nutrition Saves Money on Health Care. Time.
Study Suggests When Mobile Markets Take Wireless Food Stamps, More People Buy Healthy Food. PBS Newshour.
Despite Rosy Data, Millions of Americans Languish in Poverty. The Hill.
For many older Americans, the rat race is over. But the inequality isn't. The Washington Post.
Storm Victim Finds Help, and Purpose, at a Houston Food Bank. New York Times.
'Like Going Back in Time': Puerto Ricans Put Survival Skills to Use. New York Times.
A Report from the #RealCollege Conference on Food Insecurity of Students. Inside Higher Ed.
3 Reasons Hunger is Your Problem Even If You Never Worry About Food. Hello Giggles
This Emotional World Food Day PSA Reminds Us that Hunger Has No Face. Adweek
Using Technology to Combat Intergenerational Poverty. Forbes article.
Who Suffers When Disasters Strike? The Poorest and Most Vulnerable. Washington Post article.
Start Ups Finally Taking on Food Stamps. Wired article.
Will the Trump Era Transform the School Lunch? New York Times article.
Food Banks Fight Against Food Stamp Cuts. Politico article.
America Can’t Make Progress on the Fight Against Food Insecurity. Fast Company.
Senate Panel Hears of Manipulation of Food Stamp Error Rates, Seeks Improvements. USA Today.
Cookbook author crusades for millions of kids who go hungry in summer. NPR The Salt
Students without food. Inside Higher Education
1 in 6 US kids struggle with hunger. CNN
New Jersey is cutting food waste to help the climate. Salon
No, poor people don't eat more junk food than anyone else. Vox
Beyond pantries - This Food Bank Invests in the Local Community. NPR
How much it costs to stock the average family refrigerator. Chicago Tribune
Hunger receded after the recession but not for older Americans, U.S. figures show. Washington Post
Hunger and the heartland - needs multiply during summer months. KC Star editorial.
Emporia Combats Childhood Hunger. The Emporia Gazette article.
When There's No School Lunch in St. Louis, Food Vans Help Fill the Gap. St. Louis Post-Dispatch article.
Hunger War: While Recent Progress Helped, Too Many Children Miss Meals. Garden City Telegram article.
Giving A Voice to the Silent Struggle of Hunger. Article in The Hill.
Reminder: Poor People Don't Eat More Fast Food. Slate article.
New Tool Kit Helps Pediatricians Address Food Insecurity in Patients. Article in the American Academy of Pediatrics News.
Suburban Docs and Parents are OK Talking About Food Insecurity. Reuters Health article.
Why Poverty is Skyrocketing in the Suburbs. Pacific Standard article.
As D.C. Prospers, Supermarkets Proliferate - Except in Poor Areas. Washington Post article.
Hunger in Rural America is Less Visible, but Just as Pressing. Huffington Post article.
Fresh Food by Prescription: This health Care Firm is Trimming Costs and Waistlines. NPR article.
Opinion: How to Stop School Lunch Shaming? Leave Kids Out of It. The Hill article.
Editorial: Push for Work Requirement Reveals Misunderstanding of Food Stamp Program. Kansas City Star editorial.
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