Texas pediatricians to start screening for hunger, thanks to new $20K grant
A new grant from the organization No Kid Hungry is putting the power of change in the hands of Texas pediatricians. The pediatrician's office is often a safe space for families, and now those doctors are being trained to screen for food insecurity.
New San Antonio study finds link between food insecurity, unengaged distance learners
SAN ANTONIO – According to a new survey conducted by the UTSA Urban Education Institute, 26% of families say they are experiencing food insecurity. That means their food supply ran out and there was no money to buy more. Director Michael Villareal said this is something we see throughout the city, not just in any particular part of town. According to Eric Cooper with the San Antonio Food Bank, the results show a direct correlation with remote learning. Villareal hopes the issues highlighted in this survey will trigger community involvement to combat food insecurity especially amid this pandemic.
UTSAs Food for Thought webinar tackles food insecurity in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO UTSAs weekly summer lunchtime webinar series focused on culinary topics shifted focus on Tuesday to food insecurity and issues surrounding it in San Antonio during the COVID-19 outbreak. The university said food insecurity is an issue further compounded by the pandemic. According to the university, at UTSA there have been more than 1,600 visits to the Roadrunner Pantry since mid-March. Related: San Antonians know food insecurity is a major problem. The series highlights the culinary community and the post-pandemic recovery of the food industry.