The Department of Homeland Security proposal seeks to change a rule that’s been around since 1999.
Extra nutrition benefits are an overlooked staple of the government's disaster response.
Sen. Bernie Sanders faced off with budget director Mick Mulvaney over President Trump's proposed plan.
When Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that certain school nutrition regulations will be relaxed to ensure “local
The budget plan also cuts funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).
By Susan Blumenthal, M.D. and Katherine Perez While the holiday season is a time of celebration and family feasts, it is
The Educational Testing Service in 2013 calculated that the economic and educational costs of child poverty total half a
Food is a basic need that many people take for granted. Yet, 48 million Americans face limited access to adequate amounts
Since Secretary Vilsack invited me to join him at USDA as Under Secretary of Food and Nutrition Consumer Services (FNCS), not only have we helped to bring America back from the brink of a second economic depression, we have also worked to institutionalize more opportunities and pathways directed at helping states assist consumers and expand direct access to healthy and affordable food.
Screening for hunger and connecting families to resources in their communities is an important first step to conquering the double burden. But since children consume more than half their daily calories at school, we have to make sure the food they eat there is healthy as well.
When we think of people on government assistance, we often conjure pictures of people living in our poorest neighborhoods. The truth is that most of us will get help at some point in our lives. That help is not charity; it is an investment in a healthy society.
In this year's appropriations process, we have a simple message: Providing a safety net is not only morally right but fiscally responsible. This is especially true of the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children.
Many children eagerly look forward to the end of the school year and the carefree days of summer, playing outside in the warm sun, splashing and swimming in pools and at beaches, and gathering with family and friends for backyard barbeques. But for more than 17 million children the end of school can be the end of certainty about where and when their next meal will come.