Proposed SNAP Rule Would Affect School Meal Access
The nation’s children are beginning a new school year, and the proposed rule to amend a SNAP categorical eligibility rule could prevent 500,000 children from receiving healthy school meals, putting their health and learning at risk. Let the Administration know that this rule would increase hunger and poverty in this country, especially for working families with children whose net incomes are below the poverty line.
September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
Obesity in childhood (including adolescence) is associated with serious physiological, psychological, and social consequences. Many of these consequences manifest during childhood, others later in life. Of great concern is that children who are obese are more likely to be obese as adults.
FRAC Releases Summer Meals Report
FRAC’s Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation: Summer Nutrition Status Report finds that 2.9 million children, or only 1 in 7 of the low-income children who participated in school lunch during the 2017–2018 school year, received a summer lunch on an average weekday in July 2018.
Making WIC Work Better: Strategies to Reach More Women and Children and Strengthen Benefits Use
Check out the report for more information on how to break down barriers to participation, identify strategies for your state, community or program, and to make the case for WIC.