Hunger and Access

“They say you are what you eat, so I strive to be healthy.”1 – Dead Prez

Food and edtech are both essential for supporting students’ academic and social development. Yet access to nutritious meals – like access to mobile devices and internet connections – is not evenly distributed. At home and at school, students from low-income households are more likely to face structural barriers that limit their ability to meet their physiological, infrastructural and connective needs. Differential access to food and edtech perpetuates academic and social inequities, stifling educational opportunity and inhibiting economic mobility. Recognizing the interrelatedness of nutrition, technology, and learning, school environments can play a vital role in expanding access and increasing equity.

Hunger, poverty, and the school environment

1. Dead Prez, 2000