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.
Skipping the stores, and connecting farmers directly with communities means people get fresh food from the source, and farmers get the direct profit.
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.
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.
Better Life Index is an interactive map which allows users to compare the 'wellbeing' of countries by ranking them. This is based on 12 'soft' factors of good-quality life. The website allows users to adjust the various factors and view the results on an interactive chart, as well as providing further information regarding the economic factors driving quality of life.
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.
According to USDA’s estimates, 6.6 million acres of US Farmland has been lost from 2008 through 2015, with a 1 million acre decline in 2015 alone. Closer to home, USDA estimates that both Alabama and Georgia lost 100,000 acres, and 50,000 acres were lost in Florida in 2015. The US farming base has shrunk 7% in eight years, yet the world population is continuously growing.
A survey conducted by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP found approximately 34.2 million Americans provided unpaid care to an adult aged 50 or older in the last 12 months, while 43.5 million provided unpaid care to an adult or child the same 12-month period. How can technology connect caregivers to share important information?