Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Column: Inform kids about summer meals

With one in four children in New York City lacking consistent access to sufficient, quality food, Daily News columnist Albor Ruiz calls attention to the Summer Meals Service for Children that provides free food for children in the summer. He says lack of information has been a cause of low enrollment in the program, even though it is desperately needed.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Links found between food insecurity and obesity

A recent study from the American Society for Nutrition shows a strong link between household food insecurity and individual weight gain. Along with an American Medical Association report linking poverty and obesity in black adolescents, a USDA analysis showing income linked to children's eating habits, and a brand new Journal of Nutrition study linking food insecurity and obesity in women, the existing corpus of research overwhelmingly favors a link between lack of food and obesity and contradicts a previous finding in Pediatrics magazine.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

McGovern, Quinn dine to mark National Hunger Awareness Day

Former Senator and current “got breakfast?” spokesperson George McGovern (D-S.D.) joined City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and schoolchildren at P.S. 93 on National Hunger Awareness Day, June 6, to call attention to free school breakfast programs. School breakfasts are inadequately used, and at a time of problematic citywide hunger, both the “got breakfast?” campaign and Quinn view increasing participation as a significant goal. Quinn called on her fellow council members to join her in eating with children that day, and 27 heeded her request.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Memorial weekend festive at Holy Apostles

NYCCAH file photo: Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen

It was all burgers and baked beans at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, as volunteers tried to infuse regular meal service with a festive, all-American atmosphere. Father Bill Greenlaw, rector and executive director of the meal program, said many veterans are among the clientele.