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


COVID relief passes with aid for millions of children

| March 10, 2021 |

Biggest policy gain for children in decades The American Rescue Plan passed just moments ago by the House of Representatives marks the biggest policy


The Promises We Must Make to Our Children: Recommendations to the Biden-Harris Transition Team

| January 4, 2021 |

The kids are not alright. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recession, we were failing our kids on a whole range of domestic


Letter: Urgent request to extend 2020 Census deadline

| October 15, 2020 |

First Focus Campaign for Children sent the following letter to Senate leadership with an urgent request to include extended deadlines for 2020 Census processing


Key Stats on the Effect of COVID-19 on Kids

| October 12, 2020 |

Updated on October 12, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic is doing more than exposing the racial, ethnic, and economic disparities existing in our society; it


Letter: In support of the Wise Investment in Children (WIC) Act (H.R. 6811|S. 2358)

| September 17, 2020 |

First Focus Campaign for Children sent the following letter to the lead sponsors of the Wise Investment in Children (WIC) Act (H.R. 6811|S. 2358)


Letter: In support of The Food for Families in Crisis Act of 2020 (H.R. 6722)

| August 25, 2020 |

First Focus Campaign for Children sent the following letter to the lead sponsors of The Food for Families in Crisis Act of 2020 in


Letter: In support of FEED the Children Act (H.R. 6801)

| August 25, 2020 |

First Focus Campaign for Children sent the following letter to the lead sponsor of FEED the Children Act (H.R. 6801) in support of the


Congress Must Act Quickly to Pass Additional Relief for Struggling Children and Families

| August 10, 2020 |

Given recent spikes in COVID-19 caseloads, an economic crisis that continues to deepen, and an upcoming school year faced with daunting challenges, it is


Letter: We must ensure that this historic public health pandemic does not threaten our children’s future

| August 10, 2020 |

First Focus Campaign for Children sent the following letter to Congressional leaders in both houses with a set of recommendations to address the needs


Letter: In support of The Pandemic Child Hunger Prevention Act (H.R.7887)

| August 3, 2020 |

First Focus Campaign for Children sent the following letter to the lead sponsors of The Pandemic Child Hunger Prevention Act (H.R. 7887) in support