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Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers In School

NPR
March 23, 2017

Children who are hungry in their first years suffer academically later on. (Photo: Amanda Mills via Pixnio)

 

How Parents Can Advocate for Healthy School Food

U.S. News and World Report
March 20, 2017

An op-ed provides advocacy strategies for improving school food. (Photo: gdsteam via Flickr)
 

Do Healthy Lunches Improve Student Test Scores?

The Atlantic
March 22, 2017

A study finds that wholesome school meals boost academic achievement. (Photo: DC Greens via Flickr)
 

Japan's School Lunch Program Puts Others to Shame

The Atlantic
March 16, 2017

Students in Japan eat scratch-cooked meals and learn about food. (Photo: Kanko via Flickr)

 

Doubling Up Healthy, Local Produce at California Groceries

Civil Eats
February 23, 2017

A program in California aims to make local food more affordable. (Photo: I-5 Design & Manufacture)

 

School gardens address hunger issues and promote healthy food

The Notebook
February 21, 2017

Philadelphia schools and communities benefit from gardening programs. (Photo: DC Greens via Flickr)
 

The High Cost of Cheap Labor

Modern Farmer
February 21, 2017

Undocumented farm laborers face harsh work conditions and threats of deportation. (Photo: Bread for the World via Flickr)
 

Cheap Eats, Cheap Labor: The Hidden Human Costs Of Those Lists

NPR
February 12, 2017

The demand for cheap restaurant food carries a human cost. (Photo: Hyunwoo Sun via Flickr)

Freda DeKnight: A 'Hidden Figure' And Titan Of African-American Cuisine

NPR
February 16, 2017

A writer celebrates the legacy of food editor and author Freda DeKnight. (Photo: Stu_spivack via Wikimedia Commons)