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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: 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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The Wellness Impact: Enhancing Academic Success Through Healthy School Environments
This report reinforces the “learning connection” — the crucial link between quality nutrition, physical activity and academic performance.
Topics: General Child Nutrition, Breakfast In the Classroom, School Breakfast Program (SBP)
Fact Sheet
Results of 2012 Survey: Data Matching in New York State
These are results from a 2012 survey conducted by Hunger Solutions New York and the New York School Nutrition Association (NYSNA) to learn about school districts’ experiences with the data matching process for direct certification. This fact sheet includes successes, limitations, and recommendations based on the survey results.
Topics: General Child Nutrition, National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP)
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Nourishing New York's Children
This link is to a brief, produced by the NYS Council on Children and Families, that describes the contributing factors to and status of food insecurity in New York’s children. It contains an overview of nutrition assistance programs that can help end hunger, and includes New York State hunger data and statistics.
Topics: General Child Nutrition

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