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Child Nutrition

Child Nutrition
This week, USDA-FNS released the first edition of the Community Eligibility Provision: Planning and Implementation Guidance Manual.
Child Nutrition
Child Nutrition Reauthorization will be the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee's first priority in the new year, according to Committee Chairman Pat Roberts.
Child Nutrition
Increasing numbers of libraries are partnering with anti-hunger organizations, school districts, and city agencies to provide summer meals alongside programming. Participating in the Summer Nutrition Programs not only allows libraries to become a key ally in eliminating childhood hunger and promoting healthy foods, but also helps contribute to the library’s success. This nationally recorded presentation highlights several NYS libraries and Hunger Solutions New York partnerships with the Summer Reading at New York Libraries and the New York Library Association. Listen to learn ways to engage your community’s libraries around promoting and serving meals through the USDA Summer Nutrition Programs.
Child Nutrition
More and more principals across the country are urging others to adopt breakfast after the bell programs, citing higher participation in school breakfast among low-income children and an improved school environment as positive results, according to a new report released today by the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
Child Nutrition
At the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that with the current school year underway, 97 percent of schools now report successfully meeting updated nutrition standards, and the number of eligible high-poverty schools utilizing USDA's Community Eligibility Provision has increased by 20 percent since last year.
Child Nutrition
This summer, the Center for American Progress, the Coalition on Human Needs, the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), Witnesses to Hunger, Feeding America, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics joined together to launch a national grassroots campaign asking individuals and service providers to share their personal experiences about the impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and child nutrition programs, such as school lunch, breakfast, summer meals, and the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program.
Child Nutrition
The Food Research and Action Center has released the paper, "A Plan of Action to End Hunger in America." Many of the recommendations build on those in FRAC’s 2009 paper, “Ending Childhood Hunger by 2015: The Essential Strategies for Achieving the President’s Goal” and their collaboration with the National Anti-Hunger Organizations (NAHO) in similar efforts in 2004 and 2009. But the paper responds as well to new research and changes in the economy and policy environments, and reflects their most recent assessment of what is truly needed to end the disgrace of hunger in this country.
Child Nutrition
See our newest e-news for 8 Ways to Nourish Students This Year and our new AfterschoolMealsNY.org page for the latest and greatest ways to connect kids and teens with healthy meals and snacks after school.
Child Nutrition
Number of homeless students in who attend public schools in New York State has doubled since before the recession. It is an important reminder to families, schools, communities, and advocates that homeless students are eligible for free school meals.

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