Hunger in the News: School lunch, criminal justice system, and farmers

Hunger in the News

“’This is a crisis’: Suburban poverty growing, school lunch data shows,” by Emilie Eaton, The Cincinnati Enquirer. “School lunch program data shows poverty is increasing dramatically in places it used to be a rarity.”

Why Kids Go Hungry in the Summer,” by Eillie Anzilotti, The Atlantic CityLab. “Throughout the U.S., policies around providing meals for low-income children fail to reach 85 percent of those in need.”

Bad news: outside California, America isn’t actually sending fewer people to prison,” by German Lopez, Vox. “In all the debates about the criminal justice system and mass incarceration over the past several years, there has been one bright spot: For the first time in decades, fewer people are going to prison. Or so we thought.”

Child nutrition reauthorization advances in House,” by Lydia Wheeler, The Hill. “A bill to reauthorize federal child nutrition programs and roll back some of the First Lady’s prized healthy schools meal standards advanced in the House on Wednesday despite outcry from public health groups.”

We must rebuild farmers’ resilience after Ethiopia’s catastrophic El Niño,” by Tekalign Mamo, The Guardian. “A year ago, Ethiopia was on the verge of achieving something remarkable. Having been the second poorest country in the world as recently as 2000, Ethiopia was on track to becoming middle-income by 2025. The 1980s image of a country ravaged by famine, poverty and conflict was fading.”

Roger Thurow: ‘The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time For Mothers And Children—And The World,’” by Allison Aubrey, The Diane Rehm Show. “The most critical period of a child’s development is from conception through age two. Lack of proper nutrition during this time can cause developmental issues that last a lifetime: cognitive delays, slow physical growth and a compromised immune system, to name a few.”

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