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About Hunger Free Vermont
Hunger Free Vermont, formerly the Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger, is an education and advocacy organization with the mission to end the injustice of hunger and malnutrition for all Vermonters. Incorporated in 1993, we are a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving our mission by providing nutrition education and expanding access to nutrition programs that nourish Vermont’s children, families, and whole communities. Learn more on our About Us page.
Glossary of Terms
Food Insecurity is a term defined by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that indicates that the availibility of nutritionally adequate and safe food, or the ability to acquire such food, is limited or uncertain for a household. USDA monitors the extent and severity of food insecurity in US households through an annual, nationally representative survey.
Food Hardship is a term defined by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). A respondent is defined to have experienced food hardship if he or she answers yes to the following question: “Have there been times in the past twelve months when you did not have enough money to buy food that you or your family needed?” This question is asked as part of a survey conducted by Gallup through the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index project, and provided to FRAC to be analyzed.
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Possible Interview Topics
- Why the Farm Bill matters in Vermont
- Nutrition Education in Action: profile a Learning Kitchen class in your county
- Efforts to incorporate local foods in Vermont school meal programs - challenges and success stories
- How school meals improve learning
- Why afterschool meals make sense for today's working families
- Head off obesity early - the benefits of healthy meals in early childhood education
- 2 out of 3 Seniors missing out on food benefits
- Why more Vermont kids go hungry during the summer
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