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A Place at the Table | TakePart

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Follow the journey of food insecurity and the serious implications that hunger poses in America with A Place at the Table.
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Food insecurity affects school children's academic pe... [J Nutr. 2005] - PubMed - NCBI

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Food Insecurity Affects School Children’s Academic Performance, Weight Gain, and Social Skills

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Questions for students:

How does what you affect the way you think and feel about yourself?

If you were able to control what food your school served and didn’t serve during meal times. What would you have available?

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USDA Introduces Online Tool for Locating 'Food Deserts'

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WASHINGTON, May 2, 2011 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today introduced an Internet-based mapping tool that pinpoints the location of "food deserts" around the country and provides data on population characteristics of census tracts where residents have limited access to affordable and nutritious foods.

The online Food Desert Locator, developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS), is a tool that can be used to assist efforts to expand the availability of nutritious food in food deserts, or low-income communities that lack ready access to healthy food. Expanding the availability of nutritious food is part of First Lady Michele Obama's Let's Move! initiative to address the epidemic of childhood obesity.

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Study Provides Insight on Residents of Rural Food Deserts — Ohio State University Extension

Study Provides Insight on Residents of Rural Food Deserts — Ohio State University Extension | Food Deserts in U.S. | Scoop.it

WOOSTER, Ohio -- "Food deserts" are normally thought of as low-income, blighted urban neighborhoods with little access to fresh, reasonably priced fruits and vegetables.


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Lack Of Access To Grocery Stores May Lead To Higher Obesity Rates

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So-called food deserts in some urban and rural communities may force residents toward unhealthier dietary choices, leading to heightened rates of obesity.

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Food documentary "A Place at the Table" examines hunger in Colorado, nation

Food documentary "A Place at the Table" examines hunger in Colorado, nation | Food Deserts in U.S. | Scoop.it
What does hunger in America look like? In the film "A Place at the Table," it looks like Colorado, where the filmmakers found Collbran, a tiny town that is working hard to feed its people and reduce the stigma of seeking help.
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Nutrition and student performance at school. [J Sch Health. 2005] - PubMed - NCBI

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USDA Labels Prince George's County "Food Desert" - NBC4 Washington

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USDA Labels Prince George's County "Food Desert"
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Prince George's County has been labeled a "food desert" by the USDA, meaning its residents do not have sufficient access to groceries or fresh food.

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Michelle Obama, Wal-Mart and the 'food desert' problem - Los Angeles Times

Michelle Obama, Wal-Mart and the 'food desert' problem - Los Angeles Times | Food Deserts in U.S. | Scoop.it
Los Angeles TimesMichelle Obama, Wal-Mart and the 'food desert' problemLos Angeles TimesOne education program is the USDA-sponsored Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, which teaches low-income families the skills to make healthful food...

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How the USDA Maps Food Deserts

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Scientific American posted info on food deserts (not desserts); areas where residents have limited options for purchasing fresh foods. The data comes from the USDA.

 

Original USDA report: http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/ap-administrative-publication/ap-036.aspx

 

The Scientific American post highlights the different approaches to maping food deserts in rural areas versus urban areas.


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The Ethical Basis for Promoting Nutritional Health in Public Schools in the United States. How food in school affects school performance, health and attendance, better test scores, better attention and behavior. 

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