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MAP THE MEAL GAP

Feeding America and The Howard G. Buffett Foundation's Map the Meal Gap 2019: A Report on County and Congressional District Food Insecurity and County Food Cost in the United States in 2017

MAP THE MEAL GAP

Overall and Child Food Insecurity by County in 2017

FOOD SECURITY IN THE UNITED STATES

The United States Department of Agriculture's latest report on Food Security in the United States found that 11.2 million children, or 1 in 7 children, lived in food insecure households in 2018.  

HUNGER AND FOOD SECURITY IN AMERICA

Hunger and Food Security in America, authored by the research firm RTI, provides a comprehensive review of the persistent problem of hunger and food insecurity.The report considers the common causes, the negative consequences and key programs that can alleviate hunger and food insecurity. 

ENDING CHILDHOOD HUNGER: A SOCIAL

IMPACT ANALYSIS

An analysis by Deloitte found that schools that serve Breakfast After the Bell have higher breakfast participation, lower chronic absenteeism and improved test scores. Better performance and attendance at school can lead to greater job-readiness and self-sufficiency after high school.

THE HEALTH CARE COSTS

OF FOOD INSECURITY

Research has shown negative health outcomes for people who have struggled with food insecurity. Use Feeding America's interactive data tool to visualize healthcare costs of food insecurity by U.S. state.

NEVADA BREAKFAST AFTER THE BELL CASE STUDY OF LEGISLATION

Nevada’s Breakfast after the Bell (BAB) legislation led to a dramatic increase in school breakfast participation—thereby effectively reducing hunger—and more than doubled the state return on investment in program implementation.

ANNIE E. CASEY FOUNDATION

KIDS COUNT 2019 STUDY

Economic well-being, education, health, and family and community data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation 

IMPOSSIBLE CHOICES:

TEENS AND FOOD INSECURITY IN AMERICA

Feeding America's Impossible Choices: Teens and Food Insecurity in America provides a deeper look at the coping strategies teens use when faced with food insecurity, including those that may put them at long-term risk.

BRINGING TEENS TO THE TABLE: A FOCUS ON FOOD INSECURITY IN AMERICA

Feeding America's Bringing Teens to the Table: A Focus on Food Insecurity in America explores how teens view the food environment, their experiences with food insecurity in their households and communities, and the barriers to participating in food assistance programs.

COUNTY HEALTH

RANKINGS + ROADMAPS

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's data regarding health outcomes by county in Wyoming illuminate the different factors leading to lower quality of life in the state.

USDA ECONOMIC

RESEARCH SERVICE

FOOD ENVIRONMENT ATLAS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's interactive data map of a variety of measures from proximity of grocery stores,  prevalence of fast food restaurants, food assistance rates, and more.

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