Child Hunger in America

Child Hunger in America

Building on the Administration’s ongoing commitment to expanding access to opportunity and reducing food insecurity, the event brought together families, academics, practitioners, advocates, religious leaders, and federal, state, and local officials to discuss the persistence and effects of hunger in America and what must be done to ensure all American families have access to an adequate, nutritious diet.

Today, the White House will host a conversation about child hunger in America, with experts and direct service providers discussing how hunger continues to harm children across the country. Participants will discuss the role of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other core nutrition programs in ensuring American children have the fuel they need to thrive. The conversation will include SNAP recipients, academics, direct service providers, advocates, faith leaders, and federal, state, and local officials and will focus on the critical role of SNAP in reducing food insecurity and poverty, and the high-cost consequences when benefits are not enough to sustain a family to the end of the month.  The agenda for today’s event is available HERE.

The Obama Administration is dedicated to ensuring American children and families have the support they need to build a better future, especially when weathering life’s ups and downs, such as loss of a job, illness, or work that pays less than a livable wage. SNAP and other nutrition programs, like school meals, make a real and measurable difference in the lives of children and their families and provide a stronger future for the entire country. Building on its commitment to expanding access to opportunity for all, today the Obama Administration will announce additional actions to ensure American children have the food they need to grow, learn, and succeed.

NEW FEDERAL ACTIONS

  • Ensuring all low-income children have year-round access to the food they need to learn and grow. 
  • Allowing States to use Medicaid data to automatically link low-income children to school meals. 

For the entire article: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/01/27/fact-sheet-obama-administration-announces-major-investments-preventing

 

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A White House Conversation on Child Hunger in America

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Agenda

1:00 PM
Opening Remarks
Secretary Thomas Vilsack, U.S. Department of Agriculture

1:20 PM
Panel: Research Evidence on Child Hunger in America and the Role of SNAP

  •  Moderator: Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika, Emeritus Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  •  Dr. Hilary Hoynes, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Haas Distinguished Chair in Economic Disparities, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California Berkeley
  •  Dr. Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research; Associate Professor, Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy
  • Dr. Adam Drewnowski, Professor of Epidemiology, Director, Nutritional Sciences Program, School of Public Health, University of Washington
  •  Dr. Hilary Seligman, Associate Professor, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine; Lead Scientist and Senior Medical Advisor, Feeding America
  • Dr. Parke Wilde, Associate Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University

2:45 PM
Break

3:00 PM
Panel: Practitioner and Beneficiary Perspectives on SNAP, Hunger, and Children’s Life Outcomes

  • Moderator: Representative Jim McGovern (MA)
  •  Dr. Sandra Hassink, Immediate Past President of the American Academy
     of Pediatrics
  •  Dawn Pierce, former SNAP recipient, Boise, ID
  •  Clint Mitchell, Principal, Bel Air Elementary School, Prince William County, V
  •  Carlos Rodriguez, Executive Director, Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean
    Counties, Neptune, NJ
  •  Les Johnson, Vice President of Grant Management Services, Area Resources for
    Community and Human Services, St. Louis, MO

4:15 PM
Closing remarks
Cecilia Muñoz, Assistant to the President and Director of Domestic Policy Council

January 27, 2016 – 1:00 PM ET
A White House Conversation on Child Hunger in America
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  1. WH

    Wednesday, January 27, 2016

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    President Obama attends meetings at the White House

    7:00 AM
    8:00 AM
    9:00 AM
    10:00 AM
    11:00 AM
    President Obama meets with Treasury Secretary Lew
    Oval Office

    11:45 AM
    President Obama meets with Sen. Bernie Sanders
    Oval Office

    12:00 PM
    12:30 PM
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest briefs the press

    1:00 PM
    2:00 PM
    2:30 PM
    President Obama is interviewed by local television anchors participating in “Live from the White House”
    Diplomatic Room

    3:00 PM
    4:00 PM
    5:00 PM
    5:45 PM
    President Obama delivers remarks at the Righteous Among the Nations Award Ceremony
    Israeli Embassy, Washington DC

    6:00 PM
    7:00 PM
    8:00 PM
    9:00 PM
    10:00 PM

  2. Child Hunger in America

    Building on the Administration’s ongoing commitment to expanding access to opportunity and reducing food insecurity, the event brought together families, academics, practitioners, advocates, religious leaders, and federal, state, and local officials to discuss the persistence and effects of hunger in America and what must be done to ensure all American families have access to an adequate, nutritious diet.

    No child in America should face #hunger. Visit go to wh.gov/SNAP to learn more #SNAPWorks @USDA @whitehouse

    • A White House Conversation on Child Hunger in America

      Published on Jan 27, 2016

      The White House hosts a conversation about child hunger in America, with experts, service providers and SNAP benefit recipients discussing how hunger continues to harm children across the country, January 27, 2016.

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  3. 2:30 PM ET
    President Obama is interviewed by local television anchors participating in “Live from the White House”
    Diplomatic Room

  4. January 27, 2016

    Remarks by the President at Righteous Among Nations Award Ceremony

    Embassy of Israel

    Washington, D.C.

    6:54 P.M. EST

    THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Thank you. (Applause.) Good evening. Erev Tov.

    The Talmud teaches that if a person destroys one life, it is as if they’ve destroyed an entire world, and if a person saves one life, it is as if they’ve saved an entire world.

    What an extraordinary honor to be with you as we honor four Righteous individuals whose courage is measured in the lives they saved — one child, one refugee, one comrade at a time — and who, in so doing, helped save our world.

    I deliver a lot of speeches. Very rarely am I so humbled by the eloquence that has preceded me — not just in words, but in the acts that we commemorate today.

    To my dear friend, Steven Spielberg, thanks for your moving and generous words. You spoke of the importance of finding your voice and using it for good, and I know that your work — whether a masterpiece like Schindler’s List or the stories that you have so persistently preserved through the Shoah Foundation — is deeply personal. Steven once said that the story of the Shoah is the story that he was born to tell, rooted in those childhood memories that he just gave you a taste of — the relatives lost, the stories you heard from your family. And, Steven, the whole world is grateful that you found your voice, and for the good that you’ve done with that voice. It will endure for generations. And so, on behalf of all of us, we are grateful.

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/01/27/remarks-president-righteous-among-nations-award-ceremony

  5. WH

    Thursday, January 28, 2016

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    President Obama attends meetings at the White House

    President Obama meets with his National Security Council to discuss the intensification of our campaign to degrade and destroy ISIL

    7:00 AM
    8:00 AM
    9:00 AM
    10:00 AM
    11:00 AM
    11:40 AM
    First Lady Michelle Obama Honors the 2016 School Counselors of the Year
    The White House

    12:00 PM
    12:30 PM
    Vice President Joe Biden Remarks at House Democratic Issues Conference
    Congressional Democrats Annual Retreat, Baltimore, Md

    1:00 PM
    2:00 PM
    2:35 PM
    President Obama participates in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony
    Oval Office

    3:00 PM
    4:00 PM
    5:00 PM
    5:50 PM
    President Obama departs the White House
    South Lawn

    6:00 PM
    7:00 PM
    7:10 PM
    President Obama Remarks at House Democratic Issues Conference
    Congressional Democrats Annual Retreat, Baltimore, Md

    8:00 PM
    9:00 PM
    9:15 PM
    President Obama arrives at the White House
    South Lawn

    10:00 PM

  6. U.S. jobless claims fall 16,000 to 278,000

    Jan 28, 2016 8:51 a.m. ET By JEFFRY BARTASH – marketwatch

    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Initial jobless claims fell last week after touching a seven-month high earlier in January, offering fresh evidence the labor market is still doing pretty well despite a slower U.S. economy.

    Initial jobless claims declined by a seasonally adjusted 16,000 to 278,000 in the seven days stretching from Jan. 17 to Jan 23, the government said Thursday.

    The four-week average of initial claims also tacked lower, down 2,250 to 283,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.

    New claims remain at very low levels, reflecting a surge in job creation over the past several years. The number of people applying each week for benefits has tumbled more than 50% after hitting a 27-year high of 665,000 during the tail end of the Great Recession.

    What’s more, cues from other labor-market bellwethers such as the more important monthly employment report show little letup in the pace of hiring. The U.S. added a healthy 292,000 new jobs in December, for example.

    For more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-jobless-claims-fall-16000-to-278000-2016-01-28

  7. January 28, 2016

    Remarks by The First Lady at The School Counselor Of The Year

    East Room

    11:51 A.M. EST

    Q Thank you, everyone. (Applause.) Thank you all so much. Rest yourselves. Hi, everyone. Having fun? (Laughter.) We’re at the White House! (Applause.) Okay. It’s okay, we can say it. We’re here, it’s exciting. Welcome to our second annual School Counselor of the Year White House award ceremony. We are just thrilled to have you here.

    I want to start by thanking Wyatt for that very heartfelt introduction. We are so proud of him and students like him, and I can’t wait to see everything that you’re going to achieve in the years ahead. We’re so proud of you. And I know there are many students out here who are here supporting the men and women on this stage, and we’re proud of you all. Just keep working hard.

    I also want to thank acting Secretary King, who is here today. Thank you so much for being here, for all your work. I want to recognize Richard Wong, the Executive Director of the American School Counselor’s Association — there you go, Richard. How are you? It’s good to see you — saw me looking for you — (laughter) — as well as Jill Cook and the entire team at ASCA. Thank you all. (Applause.)

    And of course, most of all, I want to thank all these guys up on this stage. I want to thank school counselors across this country for everything you all do for our young people. I know firsthand the kind of impact that you all have on a child’s life. Growing up, so many of us, including me, were fortunate enough to have someone in our lives -– some caring adult who decided that they were going to be on our team; someone who pushed us when we wouldn’t push ourselves, who supported us maybe when we didn’t have the support that we needed; someone who refused to give up on us no matter how badly we screwed up. And so many of us have gotten to where we are today because of that person, because of their unyielding love and their unwavering belief in our potential.

    For more; https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/01/28/remarks-first-lady-school-counselor-year

  8. January 27, 2016

    Remarks by the President at Righteous Among Nations Award Ceremony

    Embassy of Israel

    Washington, D.C.

    6:54 P.M. EST

    THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Thank you. (Applause.) Good evening. Erev Tov.

    The Talmud teaches that if a person destroys one life, it is as if they’ve destroyed an entire world, and if a person saves one life, it is as if they’ve saved an entire world.

    What an extraordinary honor to be with you as we honor four Righteous individuals whose courage is measured in the lives they saved — one child, one refugee, one comrade at a time — and who, in so doing, helped save our world.

    I deliver a lot of speeches. Very rarely am I so humbled by the eloquence that has preceded me — not just in words, but in the acts that we commemorate today.

    To my dear friend, Steven Spielberg, thanks for your moving and generous words. You spoke of the importance of finding your voice and using it for good, and I know that your work — whether a masterpiece like Schindler’s List or the stories that you have so persistently preserved through the Shoah Foundation — is deeply personal. Steven once said that the story of the Shoah is the story that he was born to tell, rooted in those childhood memories that he just gave you a taste of — the relatives lost, the stories you heard from your family. And, Steven, the whole world is grateful that you found your voice, and for the good that you’ve done with that voice. It will endure for generations. And so, on behalf of all of us, we are grateful.

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/01/27/remarks-president-righteous-among-nations-award-ceremony

  9. January 28, 2016

    Remarks by the President at House Democratic Issues Conference

    Baltimore, Maryland

    7:28 P.M. EST

    PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you so much! Thank you! (Applause.) Thank you, thank you. All right, everybody, sit down — sit down. You’re going to make me choke up. (Laughter.)

    Well, it’s good to see you, Democrats. Everybody is looking good. To not only the members, but the families and folks who are here, staff, everybody who does such hard work, it is wonderful to be with you again.

    And I want to obviously start off by just thanking somebody who I believe will go down as one of the finest Democratic leaders and speakers we’ve ever had, my dear friend, Nancy Pelosi. (Applause.) Who also has adorable grandchildren. (Applause.) I mean, it’s hard to find more photogenic grandkids. (Laughter.) I’m telling you, they look like they just jumped out of a magazine.

    To the rest of the leadership — Steny, Jim, Xavier, so many others who have worked with the White House to make a profound difference in the lives of the American people. I am looking forward to one more year of hard work and fulfilling work.

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/01/28/remarks-president-house-democratic-issues-conference

  10. January 28, 2016

    Readout of the President’s National Security Council Meeting on Counter-ISIL

    President Obama today convened his National Security Council to discuss the intensification of our campaign to degrade and destroy ISIL. The President was briefed on ways we and our partners in the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL continue to accelerate and integrate the military campaign and diplomatic efforts on all possible fronts, including working with international partners to counter ISIL’s stated goal of expansion beyond Iraq and Syria.

    The President emphasized that the United States will continue to counter ISIL terrorist plotters in any country where it is necessary. Noting that ISIL affiliates and other violent extremists attempt to find safe haven in areas with limited or poor governance, the President directed his national security team to continue efforts to strengthen governance and support ongoing counterterrorism efforts in Libya and other countries where ISIL has sought to establish a presence.

    Degrading and destroying ISIL will continue to require coordination and cooperation among a wide range of global partners, and the United States is strongly committed to continuing to lead the shared efforts of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL.

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