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Healthy Kids Need Healthy Food: USDA Nutrition Programs Help Children and Families Grow & Thrive

Posted by Brooke Hardison, USDA Office of Communications in Food and Nutrition
Feb 21, 2017
Childhood Hunger in America infographic. Click to enlarge.
Childhood Hunger in America infographic. Click to enlarge.

USDA nutrition programs help families gain access to safe, nutritious food. Still many families with children don’t have the security of knowing they will be able to feed their family tomorrow.  Further, many families often rely on cheaper, less healthy foods because of financial constraints and transportation issues. USDA is working to address the intertwined challenges of hunger, malnutrition, and childhood obesity through several initiatives, including the newly announced Child Hunger Demonstration Projects and increased efforts in USDA Summer Meals Programs.

Category/Topic: Food and Nutrition