Food Research & Action Center President James Weill addressed audiences in honor of former Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, Kevin Concannon, celebrating his role and response to the Great Recession over the last nine years as well as the obstacles facing the incoming leadership.
FRAC On the Move is a series in which we follow our policy and program experts as they connect with advocates across the country to explore strategies and develop solutions to end hunger. In this installment, we hear from Kate Sims, senior government relations associate about her trip to Reno for the Western Region Anti-Hunger Consortium meeting.
In 2016, FRAC’s supporters and partners made a difference in the lives of millions of people who struggle against hunger. At the national, state, and local levels, we have urged policymakers to protect and strengthen federal nutrition programs. Thank you for being a partner in the fight against hunger and poverty.
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Because school districts using CEP no longer collect meal applications at all schools, states have developed alternative data sources for assessing the poverty level of schools. The main approaches are described in this chart.Read more
Geared to help summer food sponsors who are working to improve the quality of meals they serve to children, this guide outlines three key strategies to improve meal quality: strengthening contract language, improving vendor communication, and increasing competition on a bid. It also contains tips to help anti-hunger advocates work with sponsors on this important challenge.Read more
This brief, which contains the most recent data available, explains the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Child Nutrition Division policies regarding eligibility for free school meals for certain homeless, migrant, runaway, and foster students; addresses frequently asked questions about implementing these policies; and offers tools to ensure that these students can access food both inside and outside of school.Read the report
- ReportStart the School Day Ready to Learn with Breakfast in the Classroom – Principals Share What Works (November 2013)
The report, by FRAC and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, provides guidance for principals interested in implementing Breakfast in the Classroom at their schools, and insights into the leadership they can provide to build a strong and sustainable program.Read the report