These fact sheets provide national and state-specific rates of hunger and poverty experienced by infants and toddlers, and highlight that too many young children in our nation experience food insecurity and poverty and do not get the nutrition they need. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Strong federal nutrition programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) support healthy development in the early years and beyond.
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The Importance of the Federal Nutrition Programs for Infants and Toddlers
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- Join @fractweets, @ZEROTOTHREE and @MomsRising on Fri., 11/8 at 1 p.m. Eastern for a Twitter Chat on connecting more eligible infants and toddlers and their families to federal nutrition programs. #ThinkBabies #FoodFri Share
- Solutions exist for reducing food insecurity and poverty among young children. Programs like #SNAP, #WIC and #CACFP support health and well-being during early childhood and beyond. Check out how your state is faring with new factsheets from @fractweets and @ZEROTOTHREE #ThinkBabies bit.ly/2Nuirvt Share
- Food insecurity and poverty among infants and toddlers varies by state, but in ALL states too many young children live in food-insecure households. Our children deserve better. #ThinkBabies bit.ly/2Nuirvt Share
- #SNAP, #WIC, and #CACFP help low-income households with infants and toddlers access healthy food. In every state, these programs help stretch food budgets and increase access to nutritious meals. Learn what’s happening in your state. #ThinkBabies bit.ly/2Nuirvt Share
ZERO TO THREE created the Think Babies™ campaign to make the potential of every baby a national priority. Funding partners for Think Babies include the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which supports the campaign’s public education aspects, and the Perigee Fund, which supports the campaign’s public education and advocacy aspects. Learn more at www.thinkbabies.org.