These commentaries by BBA leaders and others offer perspectives on how issues related to nutrition affect daily classroom life, and what policymakers can do about it.

  • In No Excuse for Hungry Students, Philadelphia high school teacher Kathleen Melville calls out policymakers who allow millions of US children to come to school without even the basic life necessities and expect teachers to pick up the pieces.
  • Children’s Defense Fund President Marian Wright Edelman has long been a leading voice for ending US child poverty and hunger, including this January 2016 blog, Hungry Children in Rich America.
  • In this personal story for Children’s Health Watch, a mother describes how the WIC program provided essential nutrition for her son and should be extended to later ages.