Tag Archives: Nutrition

Hunger report highlights need for school breakfast

As working families continue to need food assistance, the school breakfast program takes on even more urgency. Feeding America and Oxfam have just released a new report about hunger in America.

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After school food can be part of nutrition bill

Last summer the Cincinnati Public Library continued its successful child feeding program. To fight child hunger, it’s important that feeding programs extend beyond the school.

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New Congress can tackle school breakfast gap

We are just days away from a newly-elected Congress. One legislative priority they have upcoming is the Child Nutrition bill. The current version of the bill expires in 2015.

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UNICEF supports nutrition plan for Ebola patients

UNICEF is carrying out a nutrition program to boost the health of children threatened by the Ebola virus. In Sierra Leone, the Ebola has claimed over 1,000 lives and is spreading throughout the West African nation.

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Tough choices face hungry families in America

What if, no matter how much you worked, you did not have enough money to pay your bills? You might then be confronted with an awful choice. Do you pay for utilities or do you pay for food?

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How rice can change the world

Nutrition often does not make headlines. It may not appear to be something that can change the world, but actually it can. So let’s listen for a moment about rice, because there are some important findings the UN World Food Programme (WFP) wants to share.

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On World Food Day, think nutrition for all

Today, Oct. 16, is World Food Day. Around 805 million people globally will mark the occasion suffering from hunger. If they are fortunate, they might find one meal the whole day.

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Ebola crisis: UNICEF 95 percent unfunded in Sierra Leone

UNICEF says funding is urgently needed for its relief mission in Sierra Leone, one of the countries impacted by the Ebola virus.

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Severe nutrition crisis in Ulang, South Sudan

Towns in Upper Nile state of South Sudan are showing extremely high rates of malnutrition. The United Nations, in a report issued today, said an assessment in Ulang showed a global acute malnutrition rate of 45 percent. Malnutrition causes lasting physical and mental damage in small children.

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Bread for the World urges Congress to pass Feed the Future legislation

Bread for the World is praising both Republicans and Democrats for introducing legislation to fight world hunger. But now Congress must get to work and pass the bills for them to take effect.

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