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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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Building on Strength: Keeping Young Children Connected to WIC
This Children's HealthWatch Policy Action Brief, Building on Strength: Keeping Young Children Connected to WIC, examines the health impacts of dropping out of WIC and reasons families report becoming disconnected from the program in Minnesota. This research demonstrates the strengths of WIC and provides recommendations for building on those strengths in order to ensure that children receive essential nutrition throughout early childhood.
Topics: Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
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School Breakfast Program: Trends and Factors Affecting Student Participation
This analysis by the Food Research and Action Center examines trends in school breakfast participation over the past decade, and finds rapid growth in this program both before and after the new, improved nutrition standards for breakfast were introduced.
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Hunger in Our Schools
Share Our Strength, No Kid Hungry in partnership with the research firm SalterMitchell released the 2015 report, Hunger in Our Schools.
Topics: Community Eligibility, General Child Nutrition, Breakfast In the Classroom, School Breakfast Program (SBP)
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School Breakfast – Making it Work in Large School Districts
This analysis, School Breakfast – Making it Work in Large School Districts, from the Food Research and Action Center, examines school breakfast participation and policies at the district level.
Topics: Community Eligibility, Breakfast In the Classroom, School Breakfast Program (SBP)
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Success Begins With School Breakfast
Hunger Solutions New York's 2015 School Breakfast Report - Success Begins With School Breakfast: School Breakfast Participation in New York State Public Schools (2013-2014 School Year). The report examines program participation, successful practices, and recommendations for improved participation.
Topics: General Child Nutrition, Breakfast In the Classroom, School Breakfast Program (SBP)
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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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