Reader. Writer. Food lover. Runner. Once named Southerner of the Year.

Nation Hahn is the Director of Growth for EdNC. Nation leads the Reach NC Voices initiative for EducationNC, which is focused on putting the public back in public policy. Reach uses technology and participatory design strategies to connect with North Carolinians. Prior to coming to EdNC, Nation managed digital media campaigns for a range of organizations in North Carolina and nationally. Nation also serves his community through a variety of board roles focused on food-related issues, poverty, and education. 

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Last week I had the opportunity to visit UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus and speak to a class full of social entrepreneurs...


Tomato sandwiches

It is amazing how tastes can take you back to a specific time and place. This summer I had the...


The hunger-obesity paradox

Hunger in the United States, and in North Carolina, does not look like what we expect. The minds of many...


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day

Kids who are hungry are less likely to pay attention in class — and more likely to be disruptive and...


When policy is personal

Jim Keaten was one of eight children growing up in a poor family in Maine. Even today he can recall...


A gathering for good

Yesterday, July 30th, EdNC and the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation gathered together with over sixty community leaders at Maureen Joy Charter...


No good excuse for child hunger

Last week, the latest Leandro hearing was held in Wake County. The purpose was to review the state of North Carolina’s plan...


Healthy ever after

“Every morning a million North Carolinians get up and go to work for wages which leave them below the poverty...