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Obesity: A Form of Malnutrition

Often overlooked due to its paradoxical nature, the co-existence of obesity and malnutrition is becoming more prevalent across the nation and the world. Once thought of only as a high-income country disease, obesity has entrenched itself in low-income, urban settings including many developing countries. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) children in financially disadvantaged […]

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Food Insecurity and Obesity: Understanding the Connections

Our friends at the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) have recently put out a brief discussing the connection between food insecurity and obesity. While these two issues seem to be opposites, some research shows positive associations between food insecurity and obesity; the link is not necessarily causal, but exists as a risk factor of […]

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Hunger in Colorado Video

Hunger Free Colorado is proud to present the “Hunger in Colorado” video. This short film was created by award-winning Dewey-Obenchain Films!

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Breakfast Fast

Last night I had the pleasure of participating in a traditional Iftar, the fast-breaking meal during Ramadan.  Ramadan is the Islamic month of fasting, in which participating Muslims refrain from eating and drinking during daylight hours in order to learn about patience, spirituality, humility and submissiveness to God.  And just as the sun sets, families […]

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Rising enrollment in food stamps helps to counter effects of the Great Recession

Great blog post from our friends at Colorado Center on Law and Policy about SNAP!

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PBS News Story Highlights Need for Food Pantries, Even in Affluent Communities

While the majority of this video is about perceptions of wealth inequality in the United States, I was particularly struck by the comments of Denise Barrant. (Scroll to 6:20 – 8:00 to see the interview with Ms. Barrant.) I grew up a few towns away from where she lives, just on the other side of […]

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The Power of Voice

I came across a young poet, Raevaughn Johnson aka Rae of Hope,  on YouTube today. He made many pointed statements that made me think deeper about the handling of hunger in America. He performed his poem at the Brave New Voices poetry slam in San Francisco. Listen to his poem and his handle on words: A few […]

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