3/23/2013: Food Insecurity

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Today we took a look at food insecurity and the health impacts it has, especially on children. We were joined in studio by Colleen Moriarty, Executive Director, Hunger Solutions Minnesota.

No Kid Hungry

One of the services provided by Hunger Solutions is the Minnesota Food HelpLine, where they work to connect people to as many healthful food resources as possible. The Minnesota Food HelpLine makes it very simple. With one call, they will help assess your situation and provide solutions to your family’s food needs.

If you or your family are having difficulty making ends meet, visit the Hunger Solutions website or call 1-888-711-1151. HelpLine Hours: Monday – Friday – 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Deal of the Week

For our Deal of The Week, the practitioners at The Bhakti Wellness CenterPositively Healthy as well as Mary with Genesis Hypnosis and Rob with are offering $1 off (up to $50) various services for each pound of food you donate to a local food shelf/food bank facility. Contact each practitioner for information about qualifying services.

Additional Information

If you would like further information about food insecurity, we have a number of links, videos and more for you to check out.

Other Local Organizations

Additional Viewing

Trailer for A Place at the Table

How can we solve the hunger problem in America? David Park speaks with chef Tom Colicchio and directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush on the new film “A Place at the Table.”

An animated promotional video for “A Place at the Table”

Clip from “A Place at the Table”

Public Service Announcement done by Jeff Bridges for the No Kid Hungry campaign first launched in 2010, and source of the above image.

No Kid Hungry – National Press Club Launch Event

 

Rob

Rob is a Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, certified by the ISSA and is currently pursing a nutritional sciences degree with plans on becoming a Registered Dietitian. He is also a member of the Obesity Action Coalition and a volunteer for the Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America. As a personal nutritional coach with Positively Healthy, Rob helps his clients make small, realistic changes to their eating and exercise habits that add up to positively healthy results.

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2 Responses

  1. I thought this was an excellent examination of some of the myths about who is hungry. Many of those who are food-insecure are the working poor. Many are kids who don’t know where their next meal will come from or seniors who may not have resources or a ride to get food. More information and research about hunger’s impact are at http://www.hungerfreemn.org.

    • Rob says:

      Hey Joanne, thanks for the feedback! I have added a link to Hunger Free to the list of resources we have here. Thanks again for all the help!

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