Hepatitis Outbreaks Stemming from Michigan Restaurants

All,

Just yesterday, the state of Michigan unfortunately saw another individual die as a result of a slow but consistent outbreak of Hepatitis A. According to CNN, over 20 Michigan residents have died in the past year and a half, and there are currently 677 reported cases across the state. While this is surely a health issue and definitely could be included in that MSC category, I wanted to focus on a particular aspect of the problem that for some reason has had the most prevelance in Michigan: restaurants and convinience stores.

Adriana Hassan and Tommaso Angelini Proposal on Hunger in the State of 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?

Leo Batali & Sanaj Naval's Proposal on the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)

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?

Maxwell Youtie and Jacob Sokol Proposal on Hunger 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?

Food Waste in the US

Food waste is a major issue in the US. About 40% of food in the US is never eaten. Meanwhile, 1 in every 8 Americans struggles to put food on the table. The Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) has been doing a lot of work to decrease food waste in our country. The US has also set its first ever goal to reduce food waste, aiming to decrease food wasted by 50% by 2030. The NRDC has started two major initiatives when it comes to decreasing food waste: (1) standardizing food labels and (2) changing policy when it comes to food donations. 

Kid's Food Basket: A Model to Follow

"One in five Michigan children is food insecure. Teachers witness students failing to thrive due to poor nutrition. A lack of consistent, nutritious food limits cognitive development and leaves kids unable to concentrate in school. Additionally, without healthy food, children can demonstrate behavioral issues like irritability, aggression, and anxiety."

"More than 338,000 children in Michigan live in households that were food insecure at some point during the year"

Food Insecurity in the Upper Peninsula

All,

As many of you are aware, food insecurity is a detrimental issue that affects many in the state of Michigan and around the country. This is especially true among youth, as kids may miss meals or pick less nourishing options such as fast food in order to spend less money. While it is common to think of urban areas such as Detroit and Flint as locations struck by this problem, it can be easy to forget that this is a serious issue for families in western Michigan and the Upper Peninsula as well.

Put an End to the Tide Pod Challenge

Hello all,

Throughout this semester, we will undoubtedly investigate child and youth hunger issues ranging from school cafeterias, to food deserts, to replacing unhealthy vending machines. While these are surely more detrimental and wide-spread problems for the state of Michigan, I wanted to start our discussions off with a very different issue since it is being covered by the media frequently this month.

Hepatitis Outbreaks Stemming from Michigan Restaurants

All,

Just yesterday, the state of Michigan unfortunately saw another individual die as a result of a slow but consistent outbreak of Hepatitis A. According to CNN, over 20 Michigan residents have died in the past year and a half, and there are currently 677 reported cases across the state. While this is surely a health issue and definitely could be included in that MSC category, I wanted to focus on a particular aspect of the problem that for some reason has had the most prevelance in Michigan: restaurants and convinience stores.

Food Waste in the US

Food waste is a major issue in the US. About 40% of food in the US is never eaten. Meanwhile, 1 in every 8 Americans struggles to put food on the table. The Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) has been doing a lot of work to decrease food waste in our country. The US has also set its first ever goal to reduce food waste, aiming to decrease food wasted by 50% by 2030. The NRDC has started two major initiatives when it comes to decreasing food waste: (1) standardizing food labels and (2) changing policy when it comes to food donations. 

Kid's Food Basket: A Model to Follow

"One in five Michigan children is food insecure. Teachers witness students failing to thrive due to poor nutrition. A lack of consistent, nutritious food limits cognitive development and leaves kids unable to concentrate in school. Additionally, without healthy food, children can demonstrate behavioral issues like irritability, aggression, and anxiety."

"More than 338,000 children in Michigan live in households that were food insecure at some point during the year"

Food Insecurity in the Upper Peninsula

All,

As many of you are aware, food insecurity is a detrimental issue that affects many in the state of Michigan and around the country. This is especially true among youth, as kids may miss meals or pick less nourishing options such as fast food in order to spend less money. While it is common to think of urban areas such as Detroit and Flint as locations struck by this problem, it can be easy to forget that this is a serious issue for families in western Michigan and the Upper Peninsula as well.

Put an End to the Tide Pod Challenge

Hello all,

Throughout this semester, we will undoubtedly investigate child and youth hunger issues ranging from school cafeterias, to food deserts, to replacing unhealthy vending machines. While these are surely more detrimental and wide-spread problems for the state of Michigan, I wanted to start our discussions off with a very different issue since it is being covered by the media frequently this month.

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Adriana Hassan and Tommaso Angelini Proposal on Hunger in the State of 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?

Leo Batali & Sanaj Naval's Proposal on the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)

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?

Maxwell Youtie and Jacob Sokol Proposal on Hunger 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?

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