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Infographic: Race and Gender in the Food Chain

Jul 26, 2011 | By Page May

Last week we focused on the food system as it relates to the wealth gap. However, we missed this one great infographic!

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Fact Sheet: The Food System and the Wealth Gap

Jul 21, 2011 | By Page May

The Farm Bill’s food basket programs such as SNAP, WIC, and Child Nutrition have obvious connections to the wealth gap. The other half of the Farm Bill- dealing directly with farms and agriculture- may be less clearly relevant to the Mind the Gap! conversation.

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Food in Our World: Recommended Resources

Jul 20, 2011 | By Page May

I am drawn to the centrality of food in both daily living and human development. In fact, studying the domestic and global food systems has become a passion of mine. In my own learning, I have come to conceptualize food as a nexus of the world’s forces, systems, and histories that both embody inequalities of the past and perpetuate those injustices today: Food connects to hunger, inequality, oppression, agriculture, sustainability, power, violence, political economy AND the hopeful possibilities for future societies.

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Child Nutrition


Current State of Child Nutrition in the United States

Nearly one in four children in the United States is at risk of hunger.  Of the 46.2 million SNAP participants, nearly half are children and 75% are families with children.

A hungry child will have more trouble fighting off sickness, have problems focusing in school, and are less likely to graduate from high school.

Food

"For I was hungry and you gave me food"(Mt 25:35). As Catholics, we are called to respect and uphold each individual’s right to life and dignity. Food insecurity, which is defined as the inability to meet basic food needs because of a lack of financial resource, diminishes an individual’s ability to lead a dignified life – and the fact that it exists in our rich nation is unconscionable.

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