Hunger in the News

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April 15, 2016
by Dan Michel

The Rich Live Longer Everywhere. For the Poor, Geography Matters | New York Times

New research shows that depending on where you live, the average life expectancy varies between the poor and the rich. This information can help officials get at root causes of poverty specific to a geographic area.

How your area compares to the rest of the country  >>

 

Something Amazing is Happening on this Indiana Farm | Modern Farmer

Farmers have long helped with hunger-relief efforts including the Invest An Acre program. This farmer was struck by a story of his son's classmate relying on a food pantry and decided to do something about it.

Meet the farmer who made a difference >>

 

Poor Nutrition Leaves Kids Vulnerable to Lead Poisoning - and Not Just in Flint  | Urban Wire

Better nutrition can lessen the absortion of lead in the bloodstream to mitigate its toxicity. According to Map the Meal Gap, Genesee County where Flint is located has a high rate of child food insecurity - almost 1 in 4 kids. This is also showing in other counties where both lead exposure and poor nutrition are issues facing children.

See how the these two issues are linked >>

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