Nutrition

One-fifth of children in America today live in homes affected by hunger. Children living with hunger cannot grow and thrive, and they certainly cannot focus on learning and classroom performance. The federal government can make real progress on child hunger and the related problem of childhood obesity. First Focus advocates for smart policies and real resources for proven initiatives like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and the National School Lunch Program.

Resources


Statement: Senate package good first step for kids but children need more robust measures

| March 26, 2020 |

We commend Senate lawmakers’ unanimous passage of the $2 trillion coronavirus emergency bill, and even more, for using it to offer relief to America’s


Letter: Prioritize the well-being of children as you respond to the Coronavirus outbreak.

| March 20, 2020 |

First Focus Campaign for Children sent the following letter to Congressional leaders in both houses, urging them to prioritize the well-being of children in


Statement: Congress’s coronavirus response is a good first step, but bigger, bolder measures are needed

| March 18, 2020 |

We applaud Congress for passing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, providing families and children with increased food and nutrition assistance, supplemental state funding


First Focus Campaign for Children identifies 120 lawmakers who prioritize children

| March 12, 2020 |

In 2019, nearly one-in-six of our nation’s children lived in poverty. The number of kids without health insurance rose to more than 4 million,


Letter: Our Support for the School Food Modernization Act of 2019 (S.1949/H.R. 3444)

| July 18, 2019 |

On June 9, 2019, First Focus Campaign for Children wrote a letter to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Representative Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) in support


Our Topline Priorities on Child Nutrition Reauthorization

| July 10, 2019 |

Federal child nutrition programs are critically important supports that provide poor and low-income children with nutritious food so that they can learn, grow, and


Letter: In Support of the Stop Summer Hunger Act of 2019

| June 25, 2019 |

On June 25th, 2019, First Focus Campaign for Children wrote a letter to Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Susan Davis (D-CA) in support


Letter: In Support of the Summer Meals Act of 2019

| June 24, 2019 |

On June 24th, 2019, First Focus Campaign for Children sent a letter of support to Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and


Letter: In Support of the Hunger Free Summer for Kids Act of 2019

| June 20, 2019 |

On June 20th, 2019, First Focus Campaign for Children wrote a letter to Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) in support of


First Focus Campaign for Children Releases Proactive Kids Agenda

| December 13, 2018 |

Blueprint Shows How 116th Congress Can Act on the Best Interests of Children