ERIC Number: ED457251
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Hunger in Ohio: The State of the State, 2001.
Martin, Shara E.
This biannual report examines hunger in Ohio, providing current data about hunger programs and direct information from those who use these programs. An introductory section defines hunger and food insecurity and discusses how they are measured. The second section highlights national trends (by household composition, by household income, and low-income households). The third section describes food security trends in Ohio. The fourth section discusses what causes hunger. The fifth section presents federal nutrition programs working to feed Ohio's children, families, and older people, including: the Child and Adult Care Food Program; National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program; Summer Food Service Program; Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC); WIC Farmer's Market Nutrition Program; Food Stamp Program; Emergency Food Assistance Program; senior meal programs; and Commodity Supplemental Food Program. The sixth section discusses state nutrition programs (Adult Emergency Assistance Program, Ohio Agricultural Surplus Production Alliance, and Ohio Food Program). Two major recommendations to Ohio's policymakers include taking immediate steps to increase Food Stamp Program participation and fully utilizing available federal funds to expand child nutrition programs by investing Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Maintenance of Effort dollars. An appendix presents federal poverty guidelines and acronyms. (SM)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Breakfast Programs, Child Health, Day Care, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Income, Federal Programs, Hunger, Low Income Groups, Lunch Programs, Nutrition, Poverty, State Programs, Working Poor
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Development, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Ohio Hunger Task Force, Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio