For low-income students, school can be the only place where they eat a healthy lunch and consistent meals. To end extreme poverty, we must promote good nutrition and end hunger.
Despite being one of the most developed countries in the world, the United States has one of the highest rates of childhood poverty globally. Children born or raised in poverty face a number of disadvantages, most evidently in education. The effects of poverty on education present unique challenges in breaking the cycle of generational poverty and reduce their chances of leading rewarding lives.
In order to meet SDG 1 - No Poverty - by 2030 we must eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere and reduce at least by half the proportion of adults and children of all ages living below the national poverty line.
Skipping the stores, and connecting farmers directly with communities means people get fresh food from the source, and farmers get the direct profit.
University students lack access to affordable meals made with locally grown produce. Furthermore, 4 in 10 students were affected by food insecurity in 2020. Closer to 1 in 2 of those students were affected by housing insecurity, and about 16 percent experienced homelessness in the last year.
In order to meet SDG 2 - Zero Hunger - by 2030, we must achieve food security and improved nutrition for all people everywhere and promote sustainable agriculture practices for producing the food we eat.
Food loss occurs for many reasons, with some types of loss—such as spoilage—occurring at every stage of the production and supply chain. Additionally, excess food in restaurants and catering businesses contribute a significant amount of waste to the billions of pound of food Americans throw away that could go towards feeding hungry mouths.
Food insecurity is growing among older adults. The food insecurity rate for all senior households was 7.8% in 2016, down slightly from the year before but up from 5.5% in 2001. At the same time, the percentage of seniors facing the threat of hunger has more than doubled. There are not enough resources to aid them in receiving food. There is a dire need in America to ensure food security for elders
72 billion pounds of safe, edible food goes to waste each year in the U.S. In fact, an estimated 25 – 40 percent of food grown, processed and transported in the U.S. will never be consumed. Despite this, state and local health departments across the country have food safety laws that may prohibit or hamper the donation of unused goods to charities.
It's imperative to develop new ways to promote healthy fetal and postnatal growth as there are unanswered questions which hamper progress, including the causes of stunting and intrauterine growth restriction and their links with other health outcomes. Therapeutic approaches to improve nutrition and promote the healthy development of infants and young children are necessary for the future.