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In Texas, 27.4 percent of children are considered food-insecure. Public schools are crucial in providing meals to kids, so they can concentrate on classwork, not on empty stomachs.
Here's the good news: Texas schools are rising to the challenge and serving more breakfasts. See the progress through our Texas School Breakfast Progress Report or see your district's participation in 2012-2013 via our Texas School Breakfast Report Card.
Baylor Business Review featured THI and Baylor professor Dr. Jeff Tanner's collaborative research project, which explores ways to improve the effectiveness of child nutrition programs. Funded by the Walmart Foundation, researchers have identified best practices of successful programs and plan to focus on tool development and pilot programs - all in an effort to feed more kids. Read the article here.
The Texas Hunger Initiative has compiled the Texas results from the National Summer Meals Sponsor Survey, conducted by Share Our Strength’s Center for Best Practices and the Food Research and Action Center.
Thanks to our partners for sharing this data, as we—together—seek to serve more children more effectively. View the report online.
House Speaker John Boehner announced the appointment of Jeremy Everett to the 10-member, bipartisan National Commission on Hunger.
Established in January 2014, the Commission is charged with providing policy recommendations to Congress regarding programs and funds to combat domestic hunger and food insecurity. Learn more.