Wanted: A new superhero to feed America

CJ Westerberg, February 14, 2013 5:53 PM


"My superhero is the food angel.  She leaves a basket . . . "
- Feeding America PSA

Video Below

If a child is hungry, he or she cannot learn. 

2Botero.jpgIf a student is unhealthy and obese (often from eating cheap and non-nutritious food), ditto.

Real issue. 

NBC's TODAY program has gotten on board with
new awareness PSAs for Feeding America, as have celebrities such as Matt Damon and Miley Cyrus.

We need more than awareness.  How a country  - - -with as much wealth and largesse as the US - --  continues to operate with an entire population malnourished or under-nourished is beyond understanding.  This "population" also happens to be our youth, our future.

Related The Daily Riff:

Jeff Bridges Takes on Childhood Hunger

Exercise:  Miracle-Gro for the Brain

Parents as Role Models for Fighting Obesity

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

blog comments powered by Disqus
The secret message communicated to most young people today by the society around them is that they are not needed, that the society will run itself quite nicely until they - at some distant point in the future - will take over the reigns. Yet the fact is that the society is not running itself nicely... because the rest of us need all the energy, brains, imagination and talent that young people can bring to bear down on our difficulties. For society to attempt to solve its desperate problems without the full participation of even very young people is imbecile.
Alvin Toffler
Follow The Daily Riff on Follow TDR on Twitter

find us on facebook


Two Schools: Which one builds a better bully?

CJ Westerberg, 10.21.2015

"Education-as-we-know-it is about building hierarchies - among athletes . . . "

Read Post | Comments

Riffing good stories


"Children just don't go out in nature"

CJ Westerberg, 10.21.2015

Children today spend on average spend less than 40 minutes "outside" - Video Doc

Read Post | Comments

What do you remember from high school? (Humor)

CJ Westerberg, 10.16.2015

Week-end Funnies - VIDEO Viral video parody (nudity alert!) Some Study That I Used to Know is already at 1.5 million views. It's another play on Goyte's hugely viral video

Read Post | Comments
michael jordan.jpg
michael jordan.jpg

Famous Failures who didn't "make the grade"

CJ Westerberg, 10.13.2015

What Michael Jordan and Thomas Edison had in common - One Minute Video

Read Post | Comments

Common Core: Standard Children?

CJ Westerberg, 10.09.2015

We cannot wish away our biological limitations because we find them inconvenient.

Read Post | Comments

Being Pegged, Late Bloomers and Effort

CJ Westerberg, 10.09.2015

How 2012 Nobel Prize Winner Dissed by His High School Biology Teacher

Read Post | Comments

The Key to Modernizing Education

CJ Westerberg, 07.26.2015

"The gateways we have in education . . . have a huge influence . . ."

Read Post | Comments
Sparks of Genius. Thirteen Thinking Tools.jpg

How the Arts Prepare for a Life's Work in any Discipline

CJ Westerberg, 07.24.2015

Including Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Read Post | Comments

More Featured Posts