North Carolina General Assembly Committee on Food Desert Zones

In 2013, the NC General Assembly put together a bipartisan legislative committee on food desert zones to look at the problem.
Click here to download their 2014 report

From Farm to Fork

Guide to building North Carolina’s sustainable local food economy, a report from the Center for Environmental Farming Systems.
Click here to download report


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...


School food is the solution, not the problem

“If I were given one hour to save the planet, I would spend 59 minutes defining the problem and one...


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...


School garden advocates hoping for connection to improved child health

Megan Lewis wanted to see kids get more hands-on when it came to school science curriculums. Rather than sticking a...


Congress chews over the pros and cons of school lunch regulations

In May, students at Tuckaseegee Elementary School in Charlotte had a U.S. Senator passing out broccoli and corn in the...


How strict rules are making school lunches unsustainable

School may be out for summer, but lawmakers in Washington are already thinking about what will be on the lunch...


Education by our community for our community about our community

The students walked 1,046 steps from Washington GT Magnet Elementary School to Bida Manda, a Laotian restaurant in downtown Raleigh....