Our Topline Priorities on Child Nutrition ReauthorizationNutrition
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 thrive. However, gaps remain that prevent federal child nutrition programs from fully addressing the problem of child food insecurity, which currently impacts 12.5 million—or one in six—children. As Congress undertakes the process of Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR), lawmakers must make significant investments that strengthen these critical programs and expand access so that all children have the healthy food they need to thrive. This document provides a brief overview of our key CNR priorities.