Government programs ‘don’t have to be demeaning’

Hear how after school programs in Chicago empowered parents, and how those design principles could improve other government programs.

Duke University • futurity
Sept. 21, 2020 ~3 min

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‘Food stamps’ for kids increase earnings and lifespan

A study of 17.5 million Americans born between 1950 and 1980 shows that food assistance pay off in future earnings, education, and even lifespan.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
April 24, 2020 ~6 min

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Requests at food pantries skyrocket in U.S.

"...requests for food pantries were much higher in the last week, often 2-4 times higher than the same week last year," says Matthew Kreuter.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
March 27, 2020 ~3 min

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For food security, SNAP and WIC aren’t redundant

"Policymakers may ask whether these programs actually work or merely increase government spending...We find WIC helps even when SNAP is already in place."

Angie Hunt-Iowa State • futurity
June 13, 2019 ~5 min

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W.I.C. changes cut obesity risk among 4-year-olds

Boosting the nutritional value of the WIC food package reduced obesity risk among Los Angeles children, report researchers.

Keith Brannon-Tulane • futurity
April 24, 2019 ~4 min

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