2020 Anti-Hunger Policy Conference

Unpacking Social Determinants of Health & the Role of the Anti-Hunger Community

NHF President & CEO, Kelly Bruno recently facilitated a powerful presentation at this year’s National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference in Washington, DC. Over 200 participants joined her presentation on the social determinants of health and the role of the anti-hunger community on Sunday, March 1st. The presentation kicked off with a deep dive into the social […]

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Addressing Food Waste & Food Insecurity in South Los Angeles Through Share Table

Across the country, the USDA’s National School Lunch Program serves lunch to 30 million students every school day. While the program helps address the issue of food insecurity to some degree, it poses another problem – food waste. On average, the lunch program wastes $5 million worth of edible food every day, or $1.2 billion […]

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Students Don’t Sugarcoat Why It’s Important to Rethink Their Drink

Not only do sugar-sweetened drinks, including soda, fruit punch, lemonade, and sports and energy drinks, contribute to poor diet and obesity, they are also associated with tooth decay and deteriorating bones. Hardly worth the extra 300 calories a day! So, students from Santee Education Complex and Thomas Jefferson High School in Los Angeles wanted their […]

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Health Equity One Community at a Time

By the time a patient arrives at the doctor’s office or the emergency room complaining of shortness of breath or suffering from symptoms of diabetes, there has been a whole lifetime of influences that have contributed to this individual’s poor health. Sure, the doctor will test, diagnose and recommend a course of action based on […]

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An Upstreamist’s Wish for 2018

Maria is a single mom who lives in South Los Angeles. She has two beautiful boys.  Maria doesn’t have a car, but luckily, she has a job at a nursing home nearby.  After work one day she was extremely thirsty, urinating excessively, feeling very tired and having a hard time concentrating.  She packed up her […]