“Social Media Round-Up” is an ‘ICYMI’ compilation of the top hunger-related news articles and other interesting tidbits posted on our social media profiles.

  • Food Stamps Still Feed More than 45 Million Americans, Despite Economic Recovery, MSN.COM
  • “‘I’ve lost my savings. All the things you count on for your future, they’re gone. But I’m grateful to everyone who helped.'”

  • Report: Silicon Valley’s Economic Growth a Mixed Bag, ABC7NEWS.COM
  • “A report card out Wednesday on the Silicon Valley’s economy offered good and bad news, indicating that fast job growth and rising incomes are not solving problems of high housing costs and traffic.”

  • The Crippling Thing about Growing Up Poor that Stays with You Forever, WASHINGTONPOST.COM
  • “A team of researchers… found that people who grow up poor seem to have a significantly harder time regulating their food intake, even when they aren’t hungry.”

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  • USDA Rules Would Increase Food Stamp Access to Healthy Foods, PBS.ORG
  • “The proposed rules are designed to ensure that the more than 46 million Americans who use food stamps have better access to healthy foods although they don’t dictate what people buy or eat.”

  • A Hidden Cost to Giving Kids Their Vegetables, NYTIMES.COM
  • Interesting article about getting picky eaters to eat their veggies

  • Bay Area Housing: What $635,000 Median Price Really Will Buy You, MERCURY.NEWS
  • So frustrating

  • Study Finds that Food Insecurity Can Lead to Mental Health Disorders in Adolescents, CONSUMERAFFAIRS.COM
  • A new study found that food insecurity – defined by limited or uncertain availability of nutritional food – made adolescents twice as likely to have emotional or mental health problems.

  • Food Expiration Dates are Terribly Misleading, YAHOO.COM
  • “We waste money, food, time, and more food due to a basic lack of understanding.”

  • San Mateo Renters, Officials Debate How to Keep City Affordable, WW2.KQED.ORG
  • One of the reasons for the rise in need for food assistance is the skyrocketing cost of living, particularly housing. “According to real estate service Zillow, the median rent in the city of San Mateo rose nearly 70 percent, from $2,320 to $3,913, between November 2010 and December 2015.”

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