Topic: Child Nutrition

Watch Now: 2019 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference Plenary Speakers Share Inspiring and Illuminating Stories and Ideas

Digital Media Associate

The 2019 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference (AHPC) may be over, but the insights shared throughout the conference still feel fresh and resonant, especially as anti-hunger advocates across the nation continue to fight old and new threats to proven nutrition programs that address food insecurity, while looking to grow efforts to reduce hunger. Such insights were offered by the #hungerpc19 plenary speakers: Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE); the Honorable Stephen K. Benjamin; and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Ph.D., Diane Yentel, LaQuita Honeysucker, and Matt Knott.

Weren’t able to attend this year’s conference and experience the plenary lineup in person? No worries — we have you covered! See below for full-length videos of the 2019 AHPC plenary speakers.

Guest Post: Breakfast in the Classroom Means More Austin Students Start Their Day with a Healthy Morning Meal

Breakfast in the classroom helps overcome barriers of timing and convenience, and because it is offered free of charge to all AISD students, it eliminates the stigma associated with school breakfast being only for low-income children. This school year, 52 schools in the Austin Independent School District — including elementary, middle, and high schools — are offering breakfast in the classroom to make the meal more accessible for all students.

FRAC 101: How Advocates Can Successfully Conduct 2019 Community Eligibility Outreach

Child Nutrition Policy Analyst

Now is the time of year to develop community eligibility outreach plans and start conversations with eligible school districts. Below is information to help ensure eligible school districts apply for community eligibility with their state agency by the June 30, 2019 deadline — which is quickly approaching!

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 Researcher, Nutrition Policy & Community Health

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.