COVID-19 has permeated our society in a way that has dramatically changed the way we live, play and serve. As an organization that works directly with under-resourced communities to address barriers to health, COVID-19 has challenged us to develop creative methods to ensure the continuation of key programming. That is why I am proud to […]
The COVID-19 pandemic is shedding even more light on the deepest, systemic inequities in our society. It has shown us how we are all affected when any one of us does not have access to medical care. It has shown us the tremendous gaps between the wealthy and working class and has exacerbated the existing […]
Despite the unexpected transitions caused by COVID-19, we are very excited to announce the on boarding of five new board members to NHF! This month, we will be releasing a new post every week to highlight each new member. For today’s spotlight, NHF Marketing & Communications Manager, Stephany, had the opportunity to chat with NHF […]
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 […]
Growing up, there were not many people I could identify as a mentor. I was blessed to have my parents involved in my life, but their biggest goal for me was to graduate high school. I had no true guidance on what career I could pursue, or what to generally pursue in life besides a […]
Think of a time you spent at a park – maybe it was at a family BBQ, a picnic with friends, walking your dog –the options are endless. Personally, I find myself happiest while in touch with the outdoors and utilize parks for their scenic hiking trails. If you have not noticed yet, parks are […]
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 […]
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 […]
Setting a new standard for those experiencing homelessness who need a safe place to heal once discharged from a hospital, National Health Foundation—joined by local housing and health officials—officially broke ground today on a new recuperative care renovation project in the Pico-Union neighborhood of downtown Los Angeles.
When a July 2017 report in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics stated that the food wasted in the United States on a yearly basis would be enough to provide 190 million adults with the nutrition and calories they needed, more than a few eyebrows were raised.