Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016

More than 30 million children eat school lunch every day and over 13 million eat school breakfast. The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act influences nine federal nutrition programs and is reviewed by the United States (US) Congress every five years. In 2010,...

A Summary of Map the Meal Gap 2016

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Healthy Food Donation Shopping List

Food insecurity is a year-round problem, with an estimated 1 in 6 Americans struggling with hunger, and having to choose between paying rent, medical bills, or transportation costs to get to work, over buying food for themselves or their family. Feeding America, the...

Protein-Calorie Malnutrition

The primary cause of death in underdeveloped countries is protein-calorie malnutrition (PCM). Also called protein-energy malnutrition (PEM), this condition is caused by insufficient nutritional intake to meet the body’s needs. While PCM is less common in the United States,...

Hunger in America: Organizations and Resources

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Refeeding Syndrome

What is refeeding syndrome? Refeeding syndrome can occur when a person is recovering from a period of starvation. If a starving person is fed too aggressively, it can cause refeeding syndrome, which is a dangerous and sometimes fatal condition. It is associated with low...

Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC)

Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) is an organization that promotes a secure food system for community residents to help them “obtain a safe, culturally acceptable, nutritionally adequate diet through a sustainable food system...

Thrifty Food Plan (TFP)

The US Dept Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, gives income-eligible individuals and families a means through which to purchase approved foods at authorized food stores. These benefit levels are...