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.
Finishing a degree can be the least of a person’s worries when they don’t know where their next meal is coming from or where they’ll sleep at night. Linda Garcia, of the Center for Community College Student Engagement, said that means colleges will have to get creative to inform their students about the services available.
The University of New Mexico and the New Mexico Higher Education Department are launching a statewide survey to evaluate the food and housing needs of students attending the state’s public and tribal colleges and universities. According to the Higher Education Department, it will be the first time a state has conducted such a study.
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.