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Research & Data

The fight to end hunger in New York State must include an organized effort from various groups. Publications, research, and data from Hunger Solutions New York and other organizations, found here, can be used to spread a cohesive message about the positive effects nutrition assistance programs can have on the lives of hungry New Yorkers. 

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Community Eligibility Adoption Rises for the 2015–2016 School Year, Increasing Access to School Meals
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
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New Study Shows School Breakfasts Support Healthy Weight
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)
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School Breakfast: Reducing Child Hunger, Bolstering Student Success
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)
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School Breakfast – Making it Work in Large School Districts
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
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National Commission on Hunger Report released
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
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Trends in Household and Child Food Insecurity Among Families with Young Children from 2007 to 2013
A recent study by Children's HealthWatch compares the rates of household food insecurity and child food insecurity among SNAP-participating and SNAP eligible but not participating households with children under age three years during and immediately following the Great Recession.
Topics: General, SNAP
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Hungry to Learn: Addressing Food and Housing Insecurity Among Undergraduates
According to a new survey of more than 4,000 undergraduates at 10 community colleges across the nation, half of all community college students are struggling with food and/or housing insecurity. Fully 20 percent are hungry and 13 percent are homeless. These numbers are startling and indicate the need for a multi-pronged, comprehensive set of institutional, state, and local policies to alleviate the barriers presented by poverty, so as to improve educational success.
Topics: SNAP
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Breakfast After the Bell: Equipping Students for Academic Success, Secondary School Principals Share What Works
The report, Breakfast After the Bell: Equipping Students for Academic Success, Secondary School Principals Share What Works, released by the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) surveyed 105 secondary school principals in 67 school districts to get their first-hand take on successful school breakfast programs.
Topics: Breakfast In the Classroom, School Breakfast Program (SBP)
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A Plan of Action to End Hunger in America
The Food Research and Action Center has released "Plan of Action to End Hunger in America".
Topics: General, General Child Nutrition, General Senior Nutrition, SNAP
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When 2+2 =5: How co-enrollment in public assistance programs leads to stable housing for America's young children
Children's HealthWatch newest Policy Brief examines how co-enrollment in public programs can lead to stable housing for children.
Topics: SNAP, Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

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