Of the 54 million estimated to face food insecurity in 2020 – which includes 18 million children – the greatest impact is being felt by some of the most vulnerable populations.5,6 Black and Latino households have higher rates of food insecurity compared to the national average.7 Meanwhile, food-insecure young adults are more likely to have mental health conditions like anxiety and depression, and children in food-insecure households are more likely to skip preventive medical care and rely on emergency rooms instead.8,9 Together, these facts clearly underline that food insecurity has broad downstream impacts on the healthcare system and our society as a whole. … [Read more...] about Fighting Food Insecurity to Build a Brighter, Healthier Future
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Mere months into the pandemic, whole societies’ wellbeing have plummeted, and economies slowed. Women and girls are at a higher risk of gender-based violence amid lockdowns. Schools in over 130 countries have shut down completely. And, for the millions of children with no remote access, education has completely stopped. … [Read more...] about Global food security: When America leads, lives are saved
“In the midst of a historic hunger crisis, Sen. Cornyn, along with Sen. Mitch McConnell, have failed to pass the HEROES Act, a bill passed by the House of Representatives back in May that would have meaningfully addressed hunger at the federal level,” he said. … [Read more...] about ‘Top Chef’ star Tom Colicchio presses Congress to boost SNAP benefits during pandemic
Since awards play a critical role in fueling which high-end restaurants succeed, there are growing calls for people who’ve long benefited from the structure to make changes. The influential James Beard Foundation, which has honored many local restaurants and has also been criticized for inequities, announced recently that it would discontinue its awards until 2022, with the hope of implementing ways to address the problems. A New York Times story later revealed that the cancellation was due in part because there were no Black winners. … [Read more...] about SF had the country’s premier fine dining scene. Do Michelin stars matter now?
"Southern Africa has faced impacts of climate change for the past four years nonstop. ... I have witnessed the short-lived hope in people's eyes these past four years when seeds are distributed or exchanged in the hope for a better yield next season, only to be disappointed by more climate disasters," she said. … [Read more...] about Southern Africa’s Hunger Upsurge Blamed on Climate, COVID-19