The Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) program remains a beneficial method to increase attendance and academic performance, build school community, decrease tardiness and lower the number of visits to the nurse before lunch, but it is not without its challenges. For six weeks now I have been learning the ropes of the School Breakfast Program [...]
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 [...]
Yesterday I had the privilege to participate in the Colorado Proud School Meal Day with Denver Public Schools (DPS). While the festivities celebrated the use of Colorado agriculture products in the DPS school meals, there were many other reasons to be excited for DPS. Specifically, McGlone Elementary School, where the celebration took place, displayed their [...]
Hunger Free Colorado is proud to present the “Hunger in Colorado” video. This short film was created by award-winning Dewey-Obenchain Films!
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 [...]
Great blog post from our friends at Colorado Center on Law and Policy about SNAP!
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 [...]