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  • Report

    This report highlights the role that school nutrition waivers have played in supporting school nutrition operations and access to school meals, the importance of extending the waivers through the 2022–2023 school year, and the path forward to ensure all children have access to the nutritious school meals they need to learn and thrive. 

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  • Fact Sheet

    Since the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved the Colorado and Vermont
    Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) child care plans for school year 2021–2022 in April, a growing number
    of states have been approved. So far, all of the approved plans have used the simple approach to
    calculate the percentage decrease in lunch participation in the Child and Adult Care Food
    Program compared to pre-pandemic levels to set a monthly benefit amount for children younger
    than 6 participating in SNAP.

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  • Interactive Data Tool

    New Jersey has a strong existing network of anti-hunger programs and coalitions, each with their own experts, best practices, and lessons learned. A primary goal of a statewide effort to end hunger is to leverage the skills and expertise of the individuals involved in these initiatives and increase coordination among programs. This assets-based approach aims to validate past and
    ongoing work and create a broad base of community and institutional involvement. This publicly accessible catalog will allow communities and institutions to make connections across topic area and place.

    Explore the Asset Map!
  • Report

    Leveraging the federal nutrition programs is a key strategy to help reduce and prevent food insecurity effectively and equitably. In this brief, a supplement to Hunger and Its Solutions in New Jersey: Landscape Analysis of Current Initiatives, Recommended Action, and Emerging Opportunities for Further Investment, FRAC provides further information on the landscape of the federal nutrition programs in New Jersey. 

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Hunger & Health
The Role of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in Improving Health and Well-Being
SNAP’s role in improving health is crucially important, given the high rates of food insecurity, obesity, and diet-related chronic disease in the nation. Furthermore, leading scholars, economists, and health professionals recognize SNAP’s impacts on health and well-being.