Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Hunger as a health issue

I've never understood why people don't get hunger as a health issue.  If someone is not eating enough because they can't afford it, clearly their health will be affected.  If someone is eating cheap "junk" food because it's all the can afford, their health is also going to be affected.

So, my favorite blogger these days is fellow food bank CEO Erik Talkin, of the Food Bank of Santa Barbara County in California.

Erik and his team at the food bank have a real focus on health and are piloting ways to measure and evaluate a food bank's work and how it affects public health.  Check out his most recent blog entry on this topic.

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