Opinion: Hungry Children Need Healthy School Meals to Thrive: A pandemic-era program that supported hungry children is set to disappear at the end of June. Pediatricians urge a new focus on food for kids. – Columns

“I just don’t know what we’re going to do. How will we get by?” Desmond’s mother sat across from me, her son’s pediatrician, during his annual well-child check. “The free breakfast and lunch at school has been a lifesaver for me financially and Desmond seems happier and more energetic. If we did not have access … Read more

New Jersey bill would provide free school meals to students from working class families

New Jersey could provide students from low-income and middle class families with free breakfast and lunch, as a bill to inch the state toward universal free school meals passed out of the state Assembly on Thursday. The bill, called the “Working Families’ Anti-Hunger Act,” would expand access to free school meals to students of working … Read more

SNAP-Ed inspires healthy eating in food pantries in southeast Michigan

This article is part of Stories of Change, a series of inspirational articles from people who provide evidence-based programs and strategies that allow communities to eat healthier and move more. This is possible thanks to funding from Michigan Fitness Foundation. Almost 1.3 million Michigans lack food security – which means that they do not have … Read more