THI’s research team publishes and distributes a variety of reports, peer-reviewed articles and research briefs. Our goal is to provide resources for individuals and organizations working to end food insecurity—ensuring that our research is both academic and actionable. You can access our reports and publications below.


Texas School Breakfast Report Card: A detailed look at school breakfast participation in each Texas county and school district.

  • Texas School Breakfast Report Card: School Year 2011-2012

Summer Meals Sponsor Surveys: Surveys of summer meals program sponsors conducted by THI and Share Our Strength (SOS) to evaluate sponsor experience in the program.

Out of School Meals Research Report: Funded by the Walmart Foundation, this report assesses the operations of summer and afterschool nutrition programs and factors that affect participation.


Associations Between Neighborhoods and Summer Meals Sites: Measuring Access to Federal Summer Meals Programs. 2016. Journal of Applied Research on Children 6(2), article 9. 

The Effect of Universal-Free School Breakfast on Milk Consumption and Nutrient Intake.  2015. Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 5(4) 23-33.

Addressing Summer Child Hunger in San Angelo, Texas: A Congregation-based Case Study. 2015. Journal of Family and Community Ministries (28) 19-31.

Advancing Childhood Food Security through Organizing Strategies. 2012. Journal of Applied Research on Children 3(10), 1-15.


Together at the Table: The Power of Multisector Collaborations to Alleviate Hunger. In Food and Poverty: Food Insecurity and Food Sovereignty among America’s Poor. 2017.

The Complex Challenges to Participation in Federal Nutrition Programs. In Food and Poverty: Food Insecurity and Food Sovereignty among America’s Poor. 2017.


Research briefs summarize our research reports for stakeholders and policymakers. You can access the briefs here, where you’ll find summaries of the school breakfast study, summer meals best practices, marketing and messaging, and more.

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