Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

[Ed. Note:  The House of Representatives is expected to vote this week (and possibly even today) on the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, the Senate bill that reauthorizes the Child Nutrition Act and which will, if passed, increase school food funding by 6 cents per meal. The bill has met with opposition in Congress in part […]


Why Hungry Kids Sometimes Still Go Hungry in American Schools

by Bettina Elias Siegel on November 30, 2010

A reader recently sent me a Reuters article describing a study from Canada which demonstrates (not surprisingly) that adolescents from food insecure households perform better academically and have better behavior in school when the schools provide meal assistance. The study reminded me that way back in July (and then again in August!), I promised to explain how […]