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: 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


The Proactive Kids Agenda for the 116th Congress

| December 13, 2018 |

Any policies that affect children should base their foundations on the best interests of the child.


Statement: Farm Bill Conference Protects SNAP, Rejects Harmful Cuts to Program

| December 11, 2018 |

First Focus Campaign for Children is pleased that the Farm Bill conferees have produced a bipartisan farm bill agreement that rejects harmful cuts to


Champions for Children 2017

| July 19, 2018 |

Our nation’s children face an array of problems, including poverty, violence, abuse, neglect, hunger, poor nutrition, education inequity, homelessness, lack of health coverage, infant and


Members of Congress Who Advanced Children’s Issues Recognized by First Focus Campaign for Children

| July 19, 2018 |

July 19, 2018, Washington, D.C.—In a year marked by partisanship, several Members of Congress stood out as Champions and Defenders of children, according to