A northern California native, Amy graduated from Willamette University in 2008 with a degree in sociology and a minor in Spanish. She has researched the distribution of emergency food in the Willamette Valley and coordinated social justice projects at the Office of Community Service Learning. She also studied abroad in … Read more
An Assessment of Plate Waste within Milwaukee Public Schools’ Universal Free Breakfast-in-the-Classroom evaluates student consumption trends and offers recommendations for improving and expanding the program.
The Thrifty Food Plan and Food Costs in Vermont reports that 3SquaresVT (the state name for the federal SNAP/food stamps program) benefits were insufficient for families to buy low-cost, nutritious food at grocery stores in northern Vermont. (Note: This document … Read more
Impacts of Nutrition and Human Services Interventions on the Health of Elderly and Disabled Persons in Public Housing evaluates the federally funded ROSS-Elderly and Persons with Disabilities program in Seattle.
Students Can Have Breakfast and Eat it Too: Expanding Breakfast in Maryland is a toolkit that showcases successful school breakfast programs, makes recommendations for overcoming challenges to student participation, and includes a short documentary film featuring one Baltimore high school’s … Read more
Heat or Eat: Helping Each Other Gain Control Over Rising Utility Bills raises awareness and mobilizes communities around the high cost of utilities and its impact on low-income people in New Orleans.
16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: Oregon Child Development Coalition (Portland, OR) Lindsay studied family child care providers’ participation in the Child and Adult Care Food program (CACFP) and highlighted success stories in Oregon, focusing on promoting program enrollment and retention … Read more
16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: Center for Health Equity (Louisville, KY) Kate worked with this city government agency to increase healthy food options for Louisville residents. She built a repository for all research and grassroots initiatives addressing food security in … Read more
Originally from Boston, Amara studied architecture and urban planning at Sarah Lawrence College and wrote her senior thesis on the social implications of architectural form. She has worked in child development, nutrition, and sustainable food systems on campus, at the Food Project in Boston, and at Sustainable South Bronx.
16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: Medical-Legal Partnership |Boston (Boston, MA) Linda provided legal advocacy to low-income and food insecure patient families of the Boston Medical Center to help them access SNAP, food resources, and other income supports. She also interviewed … Read more
Hailing from Monee, Illinois, Danny graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2009 with a double major in Spanish and environmental studies. He studied in Spain, ran cross-country and track and field, and received two fellowships to fund his work in environmental and food justice. He also completed a senior thesis … Read more
16th Class, 2009-2010 Field Placement: Food Security Partners of Middle Tennessee (Nashville, TN) Jennifer worked in partnership with religious congregations and community stakeholders to advocate for increasing access to full-service grocery stores in Nashville’s three “food desert” areas. She designed … Read more