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New Census data confirm too many Americans are still being left behind

CHN’s First Look at the new Census data shows that economic recovery since the end of the Great Recession has been unshared. Below is CHN’s statement on the new data, as well as tweets to share. 

Click here for CHN’s First Look and visit our Census Poverty Data resource page for more data and additional resources as they become available.

 

Unshared Recovery:  46 Million Poor; Poverty Rate Unchanged
 
Congress Should Invest in Proven Anti-Poverty Programs and Reject More Cuts and Shutdowns

 
Statement by Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director, Coalition on Human Needs

 
Editor's note: Executive Director Deborah Weinstein is available for interviews today.
 
"The number of Americans living in poverty remained stuck at more than 46 million last year, not statistically different from 2013.  Disappointingly, economic growth is hardly reaching America's poor.  The poverty rate is down from its peak of 15.1 percent in post-recession 2010, but, at 14.8 percent, is well over the 12.5 percent rate in 2007, before the Great Recession took hold.  There are still more than 15 million poor children, more than one in five.  Damaging inequality continues, with more than one in three African American children (36 percent) and about one-third of Latino children (32 percent) living in poverty.  For white non-Hispanic children, the poverty rate was 12.3 percent.  There are many troubling signs:  nearly one in ten of our children is living below half the poverty line (the official threshold is $18,850 for a family of three).  Hardship is broadly shared:  for another year, one-third of the nation is uncomfortably close to poverty (below twice the poverty line).

"While economic gains are not reaching the poor in a sustained way, government programs are helping. The Census Bureau's new report shows that low-income tax credits, nutrition and housing programs, Social Security and SSI are among the programs that work to lift families out of poverty.  Even counting only part of the Child Tax Credit, the Census Bureau finds low-income tax credits lift more than 5 million children out of poverty.  SNAP lifts a similar number of people out of poverty.  Congress' first order of business should be to protect and expand these programs.  And yet, with only a few days before the end of the fiscal year, the Congressional majority is divided and apparently paralyzed.  Every day they fail to act risks stalling the modest progress only just beginning to reach the poor.

"The proportion of Americans without health insurance has dropped substantially, with 10.4 percent reporting they had been uninsured for the whole year in 2014. Tax credits for low-income families encourage work and lift millions out of poverty.  SNAP (formerly food stamps) helps children to grow up healthy and keeps millions from being poor.  Poverty rates would be higher without rental assistance, and young children receive lifelong economic benefits from Head Start.  And yet, right wing members of Congress threaten all these programs.  Today's reports show that the economic recovery is offering only halting and inadequate progress for the poor, but that government services make an important difference.  That makes it even more essential that Congress invests in these programs, and rejects cuts and shutdowns."

- Posted Sept. 17, 2015

 

Idaho Girl's Healthy Recipe Served at the White House

August 10, 2015

MOSCOW, Idaho - It isn't every kid who gets to eat dinner at the White House in Washington, D.C., but an Idaho eight-year-old girl not only did that she also got to see a recipe she helped create served as one of the options.

Josie Roll of Moscow's "Scrumptious Veggie Noodles with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce and Chicken" recipe was a winner in the national Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. Roll says the idea came from a relative.

"I got it from my Aunt Maria, because she made these really nice veggie noodles, and my mom thought it would be cool if we made our own veggie noodles," Roll says.

She adds, her favorite part of making the recipe is pounding the chicken. The contest's goal was to promote healthy eating while involving family members in the kitchen.

Kathy Gardner, director at the Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force, says recipe-creation with kids encourages healthy eating behaviors.

"Good nutrition and access to healthy food is critical to every child's development," says Gardner. "And has serious implications for how a child does health and physically, also in school and in the future."

Gardner points out that childhood nutrition is a timely topic because the Senate Agriculture Committee is marking up the Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill in the next few weeks. The bill oversees the school lunch and summer nutrition programs.

Deborah Courson Smith/Deb Courson Smith, Public News Service - ID
- See more at: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-08-10/health-issues/idaho-girls-healthy-recipe-served-at-the-white-house/a47578-1#sthash.A5hwc47L.dpuf
August 10, 2015

MOSCOW, Idaho - It isn't every kid who gets to eat dinner at the White House in Washington, D.C., but an Idaho eight-year-old girl not only did that she also got to see a recipe she helped create served as one of the options.

Josie Roll of Moscow's "Scrumptious Veggie Noodles with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce and Chicken" recipe was a winner in the national Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. Roll says the idea came from a relative.

"I got it from my Aunt Maria, because she made these really nice veggie noodles, and my mom thought it would be cool if we made our own veggie noodles," Roll says.

She adds, her favorite part of making the recipe is pounding the chicken. The contest's goal was to promote healthy eating while involving family members in the kitchen.

Kathy Gardner, director at the Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force, says recipe-creation with kids encourages healthy eating behaviors.

"Good nutrition and access to healthy food is critical to every child's development," says Gardner. "And has serious implications for how a child does health and physically, also in school and in the future."

Gardner points out that childhood nutrition is a timely topic because the Senate Agriculture Committee is marking up the Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill in the next few weeks. The bill oversees the school lunch and summer nutrition programs.

Deborah Courson Smith/Deb Courson Smith, Public News Service - ID
- See more at: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-08-10/health-issues/idaho-girls-healthy-recipe-served-at-the-white-house/a47578-1#sthash.A5hwc47L.dpuf
August 10, 2015

MOSCOW, Idaho - It isn't every kid who gets to eat dinner at the White House in Washington, D.C., but an Idaho eight-year-old girl not only did that she also got to see a recipe she helped create served as one of the options.

Josie Roll of Moscow's "Scrumptious Veggie Noodles with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce and Chicken" recipe was a winner in the national Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. Roll says the idea came from a relative.

"I got it from my Aunt Maria, because she made these really nice veggie noodles, and my mom thought it would be cool if we made our own veggie noodles," Roll says.

She adds, her favorite part of making the recipe is pounding the chicken. The contest's goal was to promote healthy eating while involving family members in the kitchen.

Kathy Gardner, director at the Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force, says recipe-creation with kids encourages healthy eating behaviors.

"Good nutrition and access to healthy food is critical to every child's development," says Gardner. "And has serious implications for how a child does health and physically, also in school and in the future."

Gardner points out that childhood nutrition is a timely topic because the Senate Agriculture Committee is marking up the Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill in the next few weeks. The bill oversees the school lunch and summer nutrition programs.

Deborah Courson Smith/Deb Courson Smith, Public News Service - ID
- See more at: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-08-10/health-issues/idaho-girls-healthy-recipe-served-at-the-white-house/a47578-1#sthash.A5hwc47L.dpuf



Josie Roll with President Obama, July 10th, 2015 

August 10, 2015

MOSCOW, Idaho - It isn't every kid who gets to eat dinner at the White House in Washington, D.C., but an Idaho eight-year-old girl not only did that she also got to see a recipe she helped create served as one of the options.

Josie Roll of Moscow's "Scrumptious Veggie Noodles with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce and Chicken" recipe was a winner in the national Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. Roll says the idea came from a relative.

"I got it from my Aunt Maria, because she made these really nice veggie noodles, and my mom thought it would be cool if we made our own veggie noodles," Roll says.

She adds, her favorite part of making the recipe is pounding the chicken. The contest's goal was to promote healthy eating while involving family members in the kitchen.

Kathy Gardner, director at the Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force, says recipe-creation with kids encourages healthy eating behaviors.

"Good nutrition and access to healthy foods is critical to every child's development," says Gardner. "And has serious implications for how a child does health and physically, also in school and in the future."

Gardner points out that childhood nutrition is a timely topic because the Senate Agriculture Committee is marking up the Child Nutrition Re authorization bill in the next few weeks. The bill oversees the school lunch and summer nutrition programs.

Deborah Courson Smith/Deb Courson Smith, Public News Service - ID

-Posted Sept. 9, 2015

Deborah Courson Smith/Deb Courson Smith, Public News Service - ID - See more at: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-08-10/health-issues/idaho-girls-healthy-recipe-served-at-the-white-house/a47578-1#sthash.stLBZy5t.dpuf
August 10, 2015

MOSCOW, Idaho - It isn't every kid who gets to eat dinner at the White House in Washington, D.C., but an Idaho eight-year-old girl not only did that she also got to see a recipe she helped create served as one of the options.

Josie Roll of Moscow's "Scrumptious Veggie Noodles with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce and Chicken" recipe was a winner in the national Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. Roll says the idea came from a relative.

"I got it from my Aunt Maria, because she made these really nice veggie noodles, and my mom thought it would be cool if we made our own veggie noodles," Roll says.

She adds, her favorite part of making the recipe is pounding the chicken. The contest's goal was to promote healthy eating while involving family members in the kitchen.

Kathy Gardner, director at the Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force, says recipe-creation with kids encourages healthy eating behaviors.

"Good nutrition and access to healthy food is critical to every child's development," says Gardner. "And has serious implications for how a child does health and physically, also in school and in the future."

Gardner points out that childhood nutrition is a timely topic because the Senate Agriculture Committee is marking up the Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill in the next few weeks. The bill oversees the school lunch and summer nutrition programs.

- See more at: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-08-10/health-issues/idaho-girls-healthy-recipe-served-at-the-white-house/a47578-1#sthash.stLBZy5t.dpuf
August 10, 2015

MOSCOW, Idaho - It isn't every kid who gets to eat dinner at the White House in Washington, D.C., but an Idaho eight-year-old girl not only did that she also got to see a recipe she helped create served as one of the options.

Josie Roll of Moscow's "Scrumptious Veggie Noodles with Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce and Chicken" recipe was a winner in the national Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. Roll says the idea came from a relative.

"I got it from my Aunt Maria, because she made these really nice veggie noodles, and my mom thought it would be cool if we made our own veggie noodles," Roll says.

She adds, her favorite part of making the recipe is pounding the chicken. The contest's goal was to promote healthy eating while involving family members in the kitchen.

Kathy Gardner, director at the Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force, says recipe-creation with kids encourages healthy eating behaviors.

"Good nutrition and access to healthy food is critical to every child's development," says Gardner. "And has serious implications for how a child does health and physically, also in school and in the future."

Gardner points out that childhood nutrition is a timely topic because the Senate Agriculture Committee is marking up the Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill in the next few weeks. The bill oversees the school lunch and summer nutrition programs.

- See more at: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-08-10/health-issues/idaho-girls-healthy-recipe-served-at-the-white-house/a47578-1#sthash.stLBZy5t.dpuf