Hunger Action Summit

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Thank you for your interest in the 2016 Hunger Action Summit. Our speakers shared a wealth of information and discussed the impact of hunger on academic achievement. Below are the presentations and supporting resources shared at the event.

You can also view the presentations through the archived livestream.

2016 Hunger Action Summit Agenda


Morning presentations
Afternoon presentations



Impact of Nutrition on Kids' Health and Acadmic Achievement
Presented by Sandra G. Hassink, M.D., FAAP

Second Harvest Food Bank — Ensuring Kids are Hungry to Learn
Presented by Kathy Jackson, Sonya Arriola, and Jessica Vazquez

The Fight Against Hunger Starts at School
Presented by Chef Ann Cooper

Closing the Hunger Gap: The Hunger Index
Presented by S. Andrew Starbird, Ph.D

Closing Remarks: Take Action — Leverage Opportunities for Impact
Presented by Crystal FitzSimons

Closing Remarks: Take Action — Leverage Opportunities for Impact
Presented by Tia Shimada, MPH


Resources from Tia Shimada, MPH:

Learn more about Summer EBT for Children and to help fight summer hunger with AB 2054 (Thurmond)

Submit a letter of support for AB 2054

Learn more about after-the-bell breakfast and the state budget request for a strategic investment in school breakfast

Submit a letter of support for breakfast investment

Learn more about ENACT Nutrition and Physical Activity Day


Resources from Crystal FitzSimons:

Learn more about the Food Resource and Action Center's Breakfast for Learning

Learn more about the Breakfast for Learning Education Alliance