Fri June 14, 2013

Despite Economic Recovery, Hunger Remains

Jessica Reeder Creative Commons/Flickr

In Larimer County, one in ten residents has received assistance from the food bank in the past year. That may seem counter-intuitive, given that --by most measures -- the economy appears to be improving.

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Wed June 12, 2013

At The Farmers Market, With Food Stamps

April Segura, of Lincoln, Neb., uses her SNAP benefits to shop at the Old Cheney Road Farmers Market with her sons Jalen, 5, and Jeriel, 1.
Credit Grant Gerlock / Harvest Public Media


Tue June 11, 2013

Food Stamp Use Doubles In Colorado

Since the onset of the great recession in 2008, the number of households that receive food stamps has more than doubled in Colorado.
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47 million Americans are enrolled in the SNAP program – short for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly known as food stamps.

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Mon May 27, 2013


Tue April 16, 2013
The Salt

Stunting From Malnutrition Affects 1 In 4 Kids Worldwide

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 5:22 pm

Renande Raphael, aged 16 months, is measured to check whether she is growing normally. She's part of a trial in Haiti to see if an extra daily snack of enriched peanut butter prevents stunting and malnutrition.
Alex E. Proimos via flickr

Babies and toddlers in the poorest parts of the world are getting better fed.

What's the proof? Stunting in kids – a sign of poor nutrition early in life — has dropped by a third in the past two decades, UNICEF reported Monday. But there's a long way to go. Globally, a quarter of kids under the age of 5 were stunted in 2011. That's roughly 165 million children worldwide, with nearly 75 percent of them living in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, the report says.

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