Food Programs

In an effort to determine the best possible solutions for my proposal, I realized that there is a big issue with of the lack of awareness of available food programs around the world. We have programs that are useful tools for poorer families who can’t afford food for their children. These programs are available to supply cheap food or food supply for basically free. We have been trying to find the best way to make families in need more aware of the programs available, but it is clearly a very difficult issue.

Child and Youth Hunger Facts

While trying to improve my proposal, I came across a website full of facts and information based on youth hunger around the country as well as Michigan. This website includes all of the effects of hunger and what it does to our youth. My question to caucus is, what can we do in order to limit hunger within our children? Here are the 3 main solutions I have come up with. I am wondering if you guys have any other solutions that seem plausible. The main issue that I have come across is that people aren't aware of the food programs that are available.

Childhood Hunger and Lack of Nutrients

The city of Detroit is not known for being the most wealthy city and a major effect of not having money is the lack of funds to provide food on a table for every meal. “More than 300,000 children in the state receive free or reduced lunches. Think about what that means for families when those kids are home from school on vacation.” Students are struggling to get the necessary nutrients needed to stay healthy. This is due to the absence of a consistent, healthy meal in their own homes. Without the right nutrients, students are struggling in school which can lead to failure in the world.

Detroit Food Deserts

As a few groups are going to put their proposal emphasis on Detroit Food Deserts for, I want to bring the topic up for the discussion to all of Caucus. Many individuals are unaware of some of the hardships Detroit residents are exposed to on a daily basis. One hardship is access to nutritious food. A food desert is an area, which is typically low-income, that does not have access to nutritious and affordable food. The City of Detroit Food Security Policy states, “Access is the availability of quality food within a reasonable distance from where people live.

Rahul's Proposal on Food Insecurity Among Children in Michigan

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Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

How and where did you learn about the issues underlying your proposal?

Food Deserts Reid Alper and Rick Goodman

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Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

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James Landau and Max Bruch -- Childhood Obesity in Michigan

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Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

How and where did you learn about the issues underlying your proposal?

Child and Youth Hunger: Sam Metzger + Matt Mendelsohn's

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Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:  

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

How and where did you learn about the issues underlying your proposal?

Brian Hampton & Jared Eisner Proposal: Food Insecurity

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Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

How and where did you learn about the issues underlying your proposal?

Child an Youth Hunger: Sophie's Media Artifact

Context

Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

How and where did you learn about the issues underlying your proposal?

Food Programs

In an effort to determine the best possible solutions for my proposal, I realized that there is a big issue with of the lack of awareness of available food programs around the world. We have programs that are useful tools for poorer families who can’t afford food for their children. These programs are available to supply cheap food or food supply for basically free. We have been trying to find the best way to make families in need more aware of the programs available, but it is clearly a very difficult issue.

Child and Youth Hunger Facts

While trying to improve my proposal, I came across a website full of facts and information based on youth hunger around the country as well as Michigan. This website includes all of the effects of hunger and what it does to our youth. My question to caucus is, what can we do in order to limit hunger within our children? Here are the 3 main solutions I have come up with. I am wondering if you guys have any other solutions that seem plausible. The main issue that I have come across is that people aren't aware of the food programs that are available.

Childhood Hunger and Lack of Nutrients

The city of Detroit is not known for being the most wealthy city and a major effect of not having money is the lack of funds to provide food on a table for every meal. “More than 300,000 children in the state receive free or reduced lunches. Think about what that means for families when those kids are home from school on vacation.” Students are struggling to get the necessary nutrients needed to stay healthy. This is due to the absence of a consistent, healthy meal in their own homes. Without the right nutrients, students are struggling in school which can lead to failure in the world.

Detroit Food Deserts

As a few groups are going to put their proposal emphasis on Detroit Food Deserts for, I want to bring the topic up for the discussion to all of Caucus. Many individuals are unaware of some of the hardships Detroit residents are exposed to on a daily basis. One hardship is access to nutritious food. A food desert is an area, which is typically low-income, that does not have access to nutritious and affordable food. The City of Detroit Food Security Policy states, “Access is the availability of quality food within a reasonable distance from where people live.

The Bill Emerson Good...

When many people talk about hungry Americans, the 30 million at risk,  which includes 12 million children, their proposals include restaurants and dining halls giving away the leftover food to hungry citizens. However, many people are not aware that restaurants are only allowed to give this food to their employees as if they were to give it away to someone else, they would be at risk if the person were to become ill because of the mal prepared food. That being said, The Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act was passed in 1996 by President Clinton.

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Rahul's Proposal on Food Insecurity Among Children in Michigan

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Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

How and where did you learn about the issues underlying your proposal?

Food Deserts Reid Alper and Rick Goodman

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Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

How and where did you learn about the issues underlying your proposal?

James Landau and Max Bruch -- Childhood Obesity in Michigan

Context

Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

How and where did you learn about the issues underlying your proposal?

Child and Youth Hunger: Sam Metzger + Matt Mendelsohn's

Context

Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:  

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

How and where did you learn about the issues underlying your proposal?

Brian Hampton & Jared Eisner Proposal: Food Insecurity

Context

Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

How and where did you learn about the issues underlying your proposal?

Child an Youth Hunger: Sophie's Media Artifact

Context

Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

How and where did you learn about the issues underlying your proposal?

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