Research & Data
Research & Data
This policy brief from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities highlights a new study which finds that just a $30-per-person increase in monthly SNAP benefits would not only increase low-income households’ spending on food, but also improve the nutritional quality of their diets.
The Food Research & Action Center has released a report, How Hungry is America?, which shows that the United States has made significant progress in addressing food hardship since the Great Recession, but still millions of Americans live in households that struggle to put food on the table.
After three years of significant growth, national participation in the Summer Nutrition Programs plateaued last summer, according to the Food Research & Action Center’s annual Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation report.
Topics: General Child Nutrition, Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
Topics: Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
The Community Eligibility Provision, the very successful federal option that allows high poverty schools to offer nutritious meals to all students at no charge, is reaching more children in low-income communities in its second year of national operation, according to Community Eligibility Adoption Rises for the 2015- 2016 School Year, Increasing Access to School Meals (pdf), by the Food Research and Action Center and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
Topics: Community Eligibility
According to a study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut and the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE) at the Yale School of Public Health, middle school students who eat breakfast at school - even if they have already had breakfast at home - are less likely to be overweight or obese than students who skip breakfast.
Topics: School Breakfast Program (SBP)
Hunger Solutions New York's annual report, School Breakfast: Reducing Child Hunger, Bolstering Student Success analyzes participation in the School Breakfast Program in New York State public schools during the 2014-2015 school year.
Topics: Community Eligibility, Breakfast In the Classroom, School Breakfast Program (SBP)
School Breakfast – Making it Work in Large School Districts by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) surveys 73 large urban school districts across the country, including five from New York State, on school breakfast participation rates and policies during the school year.
Topics: Community Eligibility, Breakfast In the Classroom
A new report issued by the National Commission on Hunger outlines a pathway to ending hunger in the United States through 20 recommendations to Congress, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other Executive Branch agencies.
Topics: General, SNAP