Provides a wealth of handbooks, newsletters, briefs, tutorials, and tools to assist through the twists and turns of program evaluation. Includes information for planning, data collection and analysis, and strategies to share results.
Compares State and national school snack policies. Recommends that State child nutritional policies and procedures include: technical assistance and training to schools and districts, opportunities for collaboration and sharing of best practices, clear guidance on the number of fundraisers, and a plan for addressing how schools will be held accountable for meeting the USDA's Smart Snacks in Schools nutrition standards.
Reducing stigma—and treating people with dignity when they ask for support—can have a powerful impact on alleviating food insecurity for college students, says a new report from the Hope Center on College, Community, and Justice. The study shares five valuable lessons from a pilot intervention at Compton College to connect eligible community college students to Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra recently extended the COVID-19 public health emergency to July 15, 2022. When temporary pandemic relief measures expire, millions of college students will lose crucial food assistance programs, including the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Almost two in five students enrolled in Utah colleges experienced food insecurity in 2021, according to a new report from Utahns Against Hunger, an anti-hunger nonprofit. Overall, 17.7% reported limited access to quality food with little variety. Some 21.1% of students said a lack of food disrupted their eating patterns and reduced the amount they ate.
A new study of student wellbeing during the pandemic has identified worsened financial situation and sleep difficulties as key indicators of individuals at higher risk of developing mental health issues.
A new working paper that aims to calculate the effects of COVID-19 vaccine mandates at colleges estimates that they reduced death rates in fall 2021, saving 7,319 lives. The working paper, released by the National Bureau of Economic Research, found that vaccine mandates at colleges reduced deaths from coronavirus by an estimated 5 percent.