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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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Approximately 1 Million Unemployed Childless Adults Will Lose SNAP Benefits in 2016 as State Waivers Expire Affected Individuals Are Very Poor; Few Qualify for Other Help
A new report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities looks at returning time limits on SNAP recipient for certain 18-50 year old able-bodied jobless adults without dependents (ABAWDS). Roughly 1 million of the nation’s poorest people will be cut off SNAP over the course of 2016, due to the return in many areas of a three-month limit on SNAP benefits for unemployed adults aged 18-50 who aren’t disabled or raising minor children. These individuals will lose their SNAP benefits after three months regardless of how hard they are looking for work.
Topics: SNAP
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National School Lunch Program: Trends and Factors Affecting Student Participation
The Food Research and Action Center report, "National School Lunch Program: Trends and Factors Affecting Student Participation," explores the extent of and causes of participation changes in school lunch. The analysis finds that the number of children participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is changing in ways that reflect events other than changes in nutrition rules.
Topics: General Child Nutrition, National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
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Study: Breakfast in Classroom Program Linked to Better Breakfast Participation, Attendance
JAMA Pediatrics study, "Estimating Impacts of a Breakfast in the Classroom Program on School Outcomes," demonstrated schools offering Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) had higher participation in the national school breakfast program and attendance. The findings add to the evidence that BIC can increase school breakfast participation substantially and suggest that it has the potential to improve overall school attendance rates.
Topics: General Child Nutrition, Breakfast In the Classroom, School Breakfast Program (SBP)
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SNAP Helps Roughly 1.7 Million Struggling Veterans, Including Thousands in Every State
In an analysis of the latest Census Bureau data, the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) found that over 1.7 million veterans participated in SNAP at some point during the last year.
Topics: SNAP
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USDA Reports: Cost Effective Ways to Improve Summer Food Access for Kids
Complementary programs that extend the reach of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) summer meal programs could help reduce childhood food insecurity during the summer, according to three studies by USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). The studies found that making enhancements to the traditional program, or utilizing alternate methods of reaching eligible children, could reach additional children and reduce childhood food insecurity during the summer to levels normally seen in the fall.
Topics: General Child Nutrition, Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
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Steadying the Foundation: Maternal Job Stability, Safety Net Programs & Young Children's Health
This new Policy Action Brief from Children's Health Watch examines the links between maternal job loss and/or reduced work hours (job instability) and increased risk of poor health for young children and their mothers. Children's HealthWatch research demonstrates how two of the largest federal safety net programs - the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and unemployment insurance (UI) - can soften the impact of job instability.
Topics: General, General Child Nutrition, SNAP
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SNAP crucial in Rural and Small Town America
Last week the Center for Rural Affairs released a report examining the importance of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in rural and small town America. Despite the stereotype that SNAP primarily serves urban minority populations, the report shows that rural areas have a higher percentage of households receiving SNAP benefits than both metropolitan and micropolitan (smaller city) areas.
Topics: General, SNAP
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Identifying Low-Income Students in Community Eligibility Schools for “Title I” Purposes
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities new report, "Identifying Low-Income Students in Community Eligibility Schools for “Title I” Purposes" addresses concerns with eliminating applications as a data source in schools implementing the Community Eligibility Provision. This report explains the options available to these schools or school districts to assess students’ income levels. Drawing from the comprehensive policy guidance from the U.S. Department of Education, this report outlines the wide range of options districts have to choose from so they can implement community eligibility with minimal interference with Title I.
Topics: General Child Nutrition, Community Eligibility, National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP)
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The Hunger Vital Sign: A New Standard of Care for Preventive Health
The Children's HealthWatch recently released a new Policy Action Brief, "The Hunger Vital Sign: A New Standard of Care for Preventive Health." Hunger Vital Sign measures families’ concerns about and access to food, much the way health care providers check other key vital signs, such as pulse and blood pressure. Healthcare providers, social service providers, community-based outreach workers, teachers, and anyone who works with young children can use the Hunger Vital Sign to identify young children and families who may need assistance.
Topics: General, General Child Nutrition, SNAP, Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
A Status Report on Hunger and Homelessness in America’s Cities
The information below presents the results of an annual survey of 25 of the cities which comprise the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Task Force on Hunger and Homelessness. The report was prepared by the City Policy Associates of Washington, D.C.
Topics: General, SNAP

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