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Katherine Applegate won one of the biggest honors in children’s literature - the Newbery Medal - for her 2012 novel, The One and Only IvanThe book, written in the first person perspective of a gorilla, made readers think about how we treat animals.

Applegate raises some equally complex questions in her latest novel.

Ann-Elise Henzl

Some children are spending part of the summer at a farm, where they’re helping to grow fruits and vegetables. The premise of the program is that kids who know where food comes from – and how to prepare it – will become healthy adults.

Lauren Haska has a big job, because the kids know little about fruits and veggies in their natural state. She is the Hunger Task Force's educator and dietician at the Franklin farm.

Haska recalls a former student who struggled to pull a carrot from the earth.

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While malnutrition might occur for different reasons in sub-Saharan Africa than it does in Milwaukee, there are some similarities in the approaches being taken to eliminate it.

Anna Applefield Gore is a research associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. She talks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich about the role the United States can play to increase food security both locally and globally.

Food Drives Hit High Gear

Nov 29, 2013

There seems to be a heightened sense of need and giving regarding food collection at this time of year.

Two women who have been fighting hunger here for decades say the need is greater than ever.

Bonnie Bellehumeur has led Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin since 1980. Its name used to be Second Harvesters.

Erin Toner

Advocates for the working poor in Milwaukee are using the Thanksgiving holiday to call for higher wages for low-skilled workers.