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'Roadmap' Offers Solutions To Rise Of Child Poverty In N.H.

Increasing access to existing food resources, strengthening New Hampshire's food systems, and ensuring the economic security of children and families.

These were among the recommendations found in "Roadmap to End Childhood Hunger," a report issued this week by New Hampshire Hunger Solutions and the Children's Alliance of New Hampshire.

The rising poverty level among children in New Hampshire led to the study, according to its authors. The population of children living below the federal poverty level almost doubled from 2000 to 2009, according ot the Annie E. Casey Kids Count report.

One in ten New Hampshire children, or approximately 33,000, now live in poverty, according to the report.

In the report issued this week, authors recommend several actions, including increasing awareness of already existing resources and federal nutrition programs available to families. The report also suggests helping to link families to locally grown food.

Michael serves as NHPR's Program Director. Michael came to NHPR in 2012, working as the station's newscast producer/reporter. In 2015, he took on the role of Morning Edition producer. Michael worked for eight years at The Telegraph of Nashua, covering education and working as the metro editor.
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