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


Letter of Support for School Food Modernization Act

| June 21, 2017 |

On June 21, the First Focus Campaign for Children–along with several other organizations–submitted this letter to Senators Susan Collins and Heidi Heitkamp, and Representatives


Letter of Support for the Foster and Homeless Youth Food Security Act of 2017

| June 19, 2017 |

On June 19th, the First Focus Campaign for Children submitted a letter to Reps. Danny Davis, James, Langevin, Gwen Moore and Bobby Rush, for


First Focus Campaign for Children Sends Letter Supporting Anti-Lunch Shaming Act

| May 15, 2017 |

On May 15, 2017, First Focus Campaign for Children sent a letter to the lead Congressional sponsors of S. 1064/H.R. 2401, the Anti-Lunch Shaming


New House Healthcare Bill Would Harm Medicaid, and Thereby, Child Health Coverage

| March 7, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2017 (Washington, D.C.) – In response to the release of the American Health Care Act by Republican leadership in


Recommendations for the First 100 Days of the Trump Administration

| February 8, 2017 |

Over the course of the next four years, 16 million children will be born in this country and they deserve to be met with


Child Advocates Release Recommendations for Trump’s First 100 Days

| February 8, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 8, 2017 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Amid sweeping changes by the incoming Trump Administration, First Focus Campaign for Children has issued its


Youth Advocates Share Hopes for First 100 Days

| January 9, 2017 |

YouthToday 1/9/17 By Molly McCluskey WASHINGTON — Candidate Donald Trump offered little insight into his prospective policies surrounding youth and families, and President-Elect Trump


Stop the Block: Proposed Block Grants of School Meals Programs Put Hungry Kids at Risk

| June 9, 2016 |

With the newly marked-up Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016 (H.R. 5003) recently moving through the House Education and the Workforce Committee on a


Lujan Grisham Introduces Legislation To Provide Stable Funding For Food Banks

| April 28, 2016 |

Los Alamos Daily Post 4/28/16 WASHINGTON, D.C. ― U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham introduced legislation to ensure stable and increased federal funding for emergency


House Child Nutrition Bill Puts Children’s Food Programs at Risk

| April 26, 2016 |

Washington – The House’s version of a bill that funds children’s food programs – both in and out of school – puts kids’ access