Millions of Mothers, Infants, and Toddlers Don’t Get the Nutrition They Need for a Healthy Life

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2019 — Too many pregnant women, new mothers, and their young children in the U.S. are missing out on the healthy nutrition they need, according to Making WIC Work Better: Strategies to Reach More Women and Children and Strengthen Benefits Use, a new report from FRAC. The report features recommendations to overcome the barriers that have led to a shocking downward trend in participation in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

Food Research & Action Center Mourns the Loss of Senator Richard Lugar

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2019 — FRAC was deeply saddened to learn of the recent passing of Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana. Senator Lugar was a champion in public and behind the scenes for the federal nutrition programs as a member and Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee. In recognition of his passionate and unwavering support of these programs, FRAC recognized Senator Lugar twice (in 1992 and 2003) with its Distinguished Service Award.

Food Research & Action Center Applauds Senators Stabenow and Murkowski for Opposing Proposed Rule that Would Increase Hunger in America

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2019 — The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) commends Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) for their bi-partisan leadership in urging the Trump Administration to withdraw a proposed rule that would take away food assistance from hundreds of thousands of struggling low-income people across the country at a time when they most need it. The senators are among a total of 47 senators who signed a letter to the Administration expressing their many concerns on how the proposed rule sidesteps Congress, which rejected such harmful proposals when it enacted the 2018 Farm Bill.