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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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USDA's Community Eligibility Provision Evaluation
The USDA has published its evaluation of the Community Eligibility Provision. Under the Provision, schools serve meals in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) at no cost to students and without collecting meal applications.
Topics: Community Eligibility, National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP)
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Success Begins With School Breakfast
Hunger Solutions New York's 2014 School Breakfast Report - Success Begins With School Breakfast: School Breakfast Participation in New York State Schools (2012-2013 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), School Breakfast Program (SBP)
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FRAC/NAESP Joint Report: Principals Embracing Breakfast in the Classroom
A new report by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) and The National Association of Elementary School Principals Foundation (NAESPF), Start the School Day Ready to Learn with Breakfast in the Classroom: Principals Share What Works, finds that principals are embracing Breakfast in the Classroom as the best way to increase the number of students starting the day with school breakfast.
Topics: General Child Nutrition, Breakfast In the Classroom, School Breakfast Program (SBP)
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Community Eligibility: Making High-Poverty Schools Hunger Free
A new report has been released by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) and the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), Community Eligibility: Making High-Poverty Schools Hunger Free. This report highlights Community Eligibility, a successful new federal option that allows schools in high-poverty areas to serve meals at no charge to help reduce hunger and streamline their school meal programs, is resulting in more children eating school meals. The report highlights valuable lessons and best practices that can help additional schools and states plan for a successful implementation of Community Eligibility.
Topics: Community Eligibility, General Child Nutrition, Breakfast In the Classroom, National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP)
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Feeding America's Map the Meal Gap: Mapping Food Insecurity In Your County
An interactive map which allows you to find hunger statistics and data in New York State and in your own county. Includes food insecurity rates by percentage, poverty thresholds, unmet food needs, average meal costs, and child food insecurity rates.
Topics: General, General Child Nutrition
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Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) Data and Publications Website
Comprehensive resource of FRAC publications, research, and reports on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), School Meals, School Wellness, and Child Nutrition Reauthorization.
Topics: Community Eligibility, General Child Nutrition, Breakfast In the Classroom, National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), SNAP, Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
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Kids' Well-Being Indicators Clearinghouse (KWIC) Data
This website has data and statistics on health, education, and well-being indicators for kids in New York State. It is a great tool and resource for grant applications. For more detailed information, see the children’s health and well-being county reports, which provide detailed data and statistics on individual counties.
Topics: General Child Nutrition
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Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA)'s Website with Monthly SNAP Statistics by County
OTDA's website with monthly caseload statistics. Find the month and the year that you are looking for, then see Table 16 for New York Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) data and statistics.
Topics: SNAP
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Spotlight on Senior Hunger
This report, produced by Feeding America and the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger, includes data and statistics about hunger in seniors across the US today, as well as recommendations to help end the problem.
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The Learning Connection: What You Need To Know To Ensure Your Kids Are Healthy And Ready To Learn
The Learning Connection: What You Need to Know to Ensure Your Kids Are Healthy and Ready to Learn demonstrates that physical activity supports academic achievement, well-nourished kids learn better and that healthier practices in schools can increase school revenue. The easy-to-read special report, released in 2013, is a roadmap for parents, educators, school administrators and school volunteers to create healthier school environments so the kids in their lives are better positioned to learn. It's a follow-up to Action for Healthy Kids' landmark 2004 report The Learning Connection: The Value of Improving Nutrition and Physical Activity in Our Schools.
Topics: General Child Nutrition, Breakfast In the Classroom, National School Lunch Program (NSLP)

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