Ending Childhood Hunger by 2015: The Essential Strategies for Achieving the President’s Goal

Source: The Food Research and Action Center, July 1, 2009

By 2015, the United States should be a place where all children have the adequate and nutritious food they need to build healthy bodies and strong minds. Achieving that goal will require the nation to strengthen policies so that families and schools and other service providers that care for children are better able to provide food reliably and efficiently. Parents or other caregivers must be able to purchase and prepare adequate, healthy meals for the family. Schools, child care centers and homes, and afterschool and summer sites — the places where children are learning, playing, developing and being cared for — must meet children’s nutritional needs when they are in those settings. And children should be treated with respect when help is given, and in ways that do not identify a child’s socio-economic status or carry any stigma.

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