Fighting Hunger with Good Nutrition
Earlier this week we pointed to two federal nutrition programs that are in danger of being cut. If you want to learn more about U.S. nutrition programs — what they are, how they operate, and how they can be made better — be sure to check out “Fortifying the U.S. Nutrition Safety Net,” the second chapter of our 2012 Hunger Report: “Rebalancing Act: Updating U.S. Food and Farm Policies.”
It’s a meaty chapter that covers basic information about these programs, the serious problems of malnutrition and obesity, and how we can ensure that everyone has access to healthy foods. You can also read about Tianna Gaines-Turner, a Philadelphia mother who is part of Witnesses to Hunger, a research project in which Tianna and others—people who know what it’s like to be hungry—raise awareness about these issues.
The chapter would make a great Bible or group study, and you could also incorporate the Hunger Report’s study guide—specifically session 2, which addresses nutrition. The session begins with a biblical reflection and includes discussion questions and activities.
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