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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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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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Hunger in America
This information is obtained from the research study ‘Hunger in America’ by the Center for American Progress.
Topics: General
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Measuring the Effect of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Participation on Food Security
This is a summary of the study ‘Measuring the Effect of SNAP Participation on Food Security’ by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Topics: General, General Child Nutrition, General Senior Nutrition, SNAP
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Characteristics of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Households: Fiscal Year 2011
This is obtained from the 2011 report by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the characteristics of SNAP households.
Topics: General, General Child Nutrition, General Senior Nutrition, SNAP
Feeding Our Human Capital: Food Insecurity and Tomorrow’s Workforce
A new research brief by Children’s HealthWatch show that access to an adequate, healthy diet (also known as food security) during early childhood is essential for developing the skills that children need in the workforce.
Topics: General, General Child Nutrition, SNAP
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Too Hungry to Learn: Food Insecurity and School Readiness
New research briefs by Children’s HealthWatch show that access to an adequate, healthy diet (also known as food security) during early childhood is essential for developing the skills that children need in school.
Topics: General, General Child Nutrition, SNAP, Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

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