Topic: CACFP

Filling the Spring Break Hunger Gap With Afterschool Meals

Child Nutrition Policy Analyst

School districts, teachers, and students across the country are beginning to prepare for spring break even though snow still blankets the ground in many states. While many students welcome the break from classes, for many others spring break also means a break from the nutritious school meals and afterschool suppers and snacks they rely on to remain engaged, active, and healthy.

Fortunately, the Afterschool Meal Program, which is available through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), can provide meals at educational and enrichment programming sites after school and during weekends, school breaks, and holidays throughout the school year.

Workshop Preview: From Policy Wonks to Grassroots Hunger Leaders, There’s Something for Everyone at the 2019 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference

Digital Media Associate

From policy wonks to health professionals to grassroots advocates to anti-hunger program service providers, the conference will have something for everyone, ensuring that every attendee will return home with new skills, resources, and tools to use in the fight to end hunger. See below for just a few examples of what’s in store (and be sure to view the full conference agenda).

FRAC Weighs in on Healthy People 2030 — the Nation’s Roadmap for Health

Senior Nutrition Policy & Research Analyst

Healthy People is an initiative released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that provides a 10-year timeline of public health objectives (e.g., increased immunization rates, reduced food insecurity) for improving the health of Americans. Healthy People is now in its fourth edition as Healthy People 2020 (launched in 2010), and efforts to develop Healthy People 2030 are well underway.

From December 3, 2018, through January 17, 2019, the public had the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed objectives for Healthy People 2030.

Remember This December: Hunger is Solvable With CACFP

Director of Nutrition Policy and Early Childhood Programs

During the holidays and all year long, millions of individuals and families who struggle against hunger are able to access healthy food with support from the federal nutrition programs. To celebrate the nation’s nutrition safety net, FRAC is releasing a seven-part “Remember This December” series that will highlight the impact of seven important federal nutrition programs.

This is the fifth installment of the series, which focuses on the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Read the previous installment on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).