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Child Nutrition

Child Nutrition
The Anti-Hunger Champion Award honors New York State leaders who have taken strategic and decisive steps to reduce hunger in our state and beyond. We are pleased to present the 2017 award to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in recognition of her tireless efforts to protect and defend the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), strengthen core child nutrition programs, and to ensure every New Yorker has access to enough healthy food.
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Hunger Solutions New York is proud to have received an honorable mention for the National AfterSchool Association’s 2017 Most Influential in Health and Wellness award. Honorees and honorable mentions are distinguished for their strong advocacy for and support of health and wellness in afterschool programming.
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A new study recently featured on National Public Radio shows how early experiences with food insecurity may negatively affect children’s academic and social skills when they enter kindergarten years later.
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Afterschool programs can strengthen their efforts to fight child hunger by collaborating with anti-hunger organizations. Anti-hunger organizations can help guide afterschool programs as they implement nutrition programs, including afterschool meals and summer meals. They can also share their expertise on effective community outreach, marketing and improving meal quality and appeal. In a recent blog from The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Misha Marvel, child nutrition programs specialist for Hunger Solutions New York, and Maureen Fitzgerald, director of advocacy for the Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee, answered questions about how to partner with anti-hunger organizations.
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Hunger Solutions New York today released its annual statewide report on school breakfast participation, School Breakfast: Reducing Child Hunger, Bolstering Student Success.
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New York State’s national ranking for reaching low-income students with school breakfast dropped from 39th in the 2014-2015 school year to 42nd in the 2015-2016 school year, in the annual School Breakfast Scorecard released by the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), a national anti-hunger advocacy group.
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Hunger Solutions New York is joining in nationwide efforts to promote the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) during this year’s National CACFP Week, March 12-18.
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To promote the upcoming release of our school breakfast report, we’ve launched an awareness initiative using Thunderclap, a website that enables people to post a pre-determined message to Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr all on the same day and at the exact same time, to achieve maximum effect. It’s like an online flash mob to promote the School Breakfast Program and the findings in our new report. Our message will hit social media March 8, the report release date.
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For the 1.6 million NYS students who may rely on healthy school meals, time off from school can mean coping with food hardship. Fortunately, some sponsors of afterschool and summer meals have the option to serve meals on weekends and during school breaks. With winter and spring breaks approaching, we urge sponsors to explore the opportunity to serve meals during those times.

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