childhood-hunger

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SCHOOL LUNCH ART GETTY

Canceling school lunch debt would have meaningful impact for children’s health

BY: - October 19, 2023

Making sure children have access to healthy school lunches is key in the fight against childhood obesity, writes Dr. Leila Hilal.

SCHOOL LUNCH ART GETTY

Student hunger is pervasive in Ohio. Here’s how officials are trying to fight it

BY: - April 6, 2023

Schools do what they can to make sure food is available for students, but they can’t eliminate that stigma that puts kids into 'categories.'

Changes to SNAP income thresholds will expand eligibility for benefits, Wolf admin says

BY: - September 22, 2022

Beginning on Oct. 1, Pennsylvania will increase the income threshold for SNAP applicants to 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines (FPIG), the Department of Human Services said, adding that “more than 420,000 additional Pennsylvanians in more than 174,000 households will be newly eligible for SNAP” as a result of the change. 

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More Americans couldn’t get enough to eat in 2020. The middle class was hit hardest | Opinion

BY: - September 27, 2021

Food insufficiency rates rose across the board, researchers who analyzed government data found. But food banks did help.

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Research: If you send kids home with food for the weekend, test scores go up | Analysis

BY: - August 26, 2021

'BackPack' programs appear to shrink the gap in test scores between economically disadvantaged and advantaged students by about 15%