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Workshop on an Agenda for Child Hunger Food Insecurity Research.
April 8-9, a public workshop is being held to promote expert discussion of research gaps and opportunities to advance understanding of the causes and consequences of child hunger and food insecurity in the United States. The workshop is being conducted at the National Academies of Sciences in Washington, DC at the request of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which has a mandate from Section 141 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 to pursue a research program on this important topic.
An agenda and registration details can be accessed at: https://sites.nationalacademies.org/DBASSE/CNSTAT/index.htm#.UVCk0zdWJ8N
Workshop presentations and a transcript of the discussion will later be posted on the workshop website: https://sites.nationalacademies.org/DBASSE/CNSTAT/index.htm#.UVCk0zdWJ8N
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Food and Nutrition
- April 8-9, 2013 – Workshop on an Agenda for Child Hunger Food Insecurity Research, National Academies of Sciences, Washington, D.C. Public workshop to promote expert discussion of research gaps and opportunities to advance understanding of the causes and consequences of child hunger and food insecurity in the United States. Workshop presentations and a transcript of the discussion posted at: https://sites.nationalacademies.org/DBASSE/CNSTAT/index.htm#.UVCk0zdWJ8N
We’ve highlighted a few resources that you may find interesting!
- White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education Facebook Link https://www.facebook.com/WhiteHouseAIAN?ref=stream
- USDA Census of Agriculture: Find information on historical census data, and find data by: Congressional District, Historical Census Year, Race, Ethnicity & Gender, State and County and zip code. https://www.agcensus.usda.gov/index.php
- SuperTracker: My foods. My fitness. My health. Over 1 million people are taking advantage of this free tool. Are you? USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. www.SuperTracker.usda.gov
- Let’s Eat for the Health of It: Free Publication. Tips for building a healthy plate of food. https://publications.usa.gov/USAPubs.php?PubID=1350
- Eat Deep Orange and Dark Green Vegetables. 10 Tips to choosing a harvest of colorful vegetables. USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. https://www.he.kstate.edu/fnp/displays/fuel_up/Ten_Tipspdfs/all_tip_sheets.pdf
- Healthy Eating Tips for Vegetarians. USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. https://www.choosemyplate.gov/healthy-eating-tips/tips-for-vegetarian.html
- eXtension: Find real research-based answers in real time based on objective, peer-reviewed, scientific results from industry experts in America’s largest and oldest university system, land-grant universities. Resource areas: alerts, community, disaster issues, energy, family, farm, health and nutrition, lawn and garden, pest management, youth. www.extension.org
- USDA Food Hub Resource Guide. https://seedstock.com/2012/04/20/usda-unveils-new-food-hub-resource-guide-to-expand-market-opportunities-for-farmers-and-ranchers/
- Selling Agricultural Products – USDA purchases and distributes food for Federal food and nutrition assistance programs, including the National School Lunch Program. Learn more about selling your products to USDA at: www.ams.usda.gov/CommodityPurchasing or contact the Commodity Procurement Division at (202) 720-4517.
- The USDA People’s Garden Initiative. Is your garden BENEFITING THE COMMUNITY, INCORPORATING SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES and A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT? If yes to all three criteria, congratulations on growing a People's Garden. Regardless of type — vegetable, beautification, wildlife, or other — new and existing gardens can receive the designation of a People’s Garden if they meet the three criteria. Register your garden with us so your efforts can be recognized along with others across the Nation.https://www.thepeoplesgarden.gov/
- VegScape – U.S. Vegetative Crop Condition: Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service uses NASA’s MODIS satellite to identify crop condition throughout the growing season. https://nassgeogata.gmu.edu/VegScape
- MarketMaker connects food producing farmers with economically viable new markets. This national partnership of land grant institutions and State Departments of Agriculture is currently one of the most extensive collections of searchable food industry related data in the country. All the information can be mapped and queried by the user. Questions: Darlene Knipe, Director, National MarketMaker Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org https://national.marketmaker.uiuc.edu/main/about
- How To Get Food Help Brochure: USDA Food and Nutrition Servicehttps://www.fns.usda.gov/cga/Publications/food_help.htm
- Finding Marketing Opportunities for Small and Mid-Sized Farmers and Ranchers Brochure: Forests On the Edge: Housing Development and Other Pressures on America’s Private Forests. USDA Forest Service. https://www.fs.fed.us/projects/fote/reports/fote-6-9-05.pdf
- Working Trees Information Sheet: What is Agroforestry? Source: USDA National Agroforestry Center, a partnership of the U.S. Forest Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. https://nac.unl.edu/workingtreesinfosheets.htm
- USDA National Agroforetry Working Trees Brochures Series https://nac.unl.edu/workingtrees.htm (PDFs to download) includes:
- Working Trees for Wildlife
- Working Trees for Communities
- Working Trees for Energy
- Living Snow Fence
- Working Trees for Water Quality
- Working Trees for Communities