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By Alexandra Booth, frank social media strategist We’re Coming for You, Sugar Finally You Can See How Much Added Sugar Is Hidden in Your Food The FDA has changed the requirements for nutrition labels. New updates include highlighting the calorie count and an added sugar label. Sugar can’t hide in your food anymore. Mother Jones […]

A soup kitchen disguised as a restaurant is making a big difference in Kansas City.

When you step inside the Kansas City Community Kitchen today, a greeter shows you to a table. Volunteer waitstaff takes your order after you’ve had time to look at the menu and see what the culinary team has been cookin’ up.

How Inequality Leads to Obesity

One new study links poverty, inequality, and overeating, while a second finds childhood deprivation impacts the eating habits of young adults.

Blood In The Streets: Coping with Menstruation While Homeless

In the United States, many low-income women and girls struggle with the financial burdens of menstruation — especially those who are experiencing homelessness. Inability to afford tampons or pads, or to access hygiene facilities, can severely compromise women’s health, productivity and dignity.

The Medicaid Coverage Gap Persists

Half the adults in the Medicaid coverage gap are employed, though many work at small firms that aren’t legally required to provide health insurance to employees.

Do Food Stamps Really Discourage Work?

Hundreds of thousands of the poorest Americans will lose their food stamps this year. What will become of them?

How Football Stars Are Using A Movie To Take Aim At NCAA’s Darkside

Backed by some of the biggest names in football, a former college wide receiver from a football family is taking aim at the NCAA and the exploitation of college athletes. “This isn’t just a movie. It’s a movement,” Booty said.

What’s Marriage Got to Do With Poverty?

A new report argues that promoting marriage could reduce poverty in America. Is there any truth to that?

Are Women The Key To Solving Climate Change?

The world’s women are key to fighting climate change—but our policies rarely acknowledge them.

Utah Reduced Chronic Homelessness By 91 Percent; Here’s How

A decade ago, Utah set itself an ambitious goal: end chronic homelessness. As of 2015, the state can just about declare victory: The population of chronically homeless people has dropped by 91 percent.