Check out this sampling of great articles on the 2014 National Data Book Release.

NH Kids Count as well as several local experts describe what the fall in child well-being ranking means for our state and children in an expansive Q and A. 

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Demographic, social and economic changes combined with major policy developments have affected the lives of children in both positive and negative ways since 1990, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 25th edition of its annual Kids Count Data Book. New Hampshire, which has been ranked first in the nation in overall child well-being for more than ten years, fell in ranking this year, moving from first to fourth behind Massachusetts, Vermont and Iowa.

"As the number of New Hampshire students who qualify for federally subsidized lunches grows, so too has the need for and access to summer lunch programming. The average participation in daily summer nutrition programs statewide increased by 275 percent from 2011 to 2013, according to a 2014 study by New Hampshire Kids Count, making volunteer efforts and state and federal grants all the more critical. "

Concord Monitor (July 14, 2014) Access Important as Summer Lunch Program Participation Grows

NH Hunger Solutions, a coalition of NH Kids Count, recently marked the half-way point in the implementation of the NH Roadmap to End Childhood Hunger. The Coalition has published a Progress Report detailing NH's improvements in efforts to ensure that every child has three nutritious meals a day.

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 NH Roadmap to End Childhood Hunger Progress ReportThe NH Roadmap to End Childhood Hunger Progress Report is the NH Hunger Solution's midway update on the status of the implementation of NH Roadmap to End Childhood Hunger. (June, 2014) 

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