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Governors’ Coronavirus Plans Must Protect Nutrition for Pregnant Women, Young Children

March 18, 2020

Governors can use the flexibility that the pending Families First Coronavirus Response Act would give them to ensure that WIC benefits remain accessible even if COVID-19...

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Policymakers Can Boost Very Young Children’s Nutrition, Health

February 27, 2020

A new bill from Senator Sherrod Brown would support states’ efforts to enroll more low-income families in WIC.

WIC Coverage Rates Have Fallen Since 2011

States Can Boost WIC, Improve Outcomes for Low-Income Women, Young Children

December 9, 2019

State policymakers can do more to ensure that low-income women and young children participate in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Just over half of those eligible currently participate, despite WIC’s well-documented role in improving birth, diet, health, and developmental outcomes. By...

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Yet Another Reason to Make Sure Young Children Have Enough to Eat

February 28, 2017

Toddlers living in food-insecure families are likelier to perform poorly when they enter school, a recent study found. It’s more evidence that SNAP and WIC, by reducing food insecurity, can pay off both now...

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SNAP and WIC Help Young Children Now and in the Future

February 27, 2017

The federal budget season will soon begin, so it’s a good time to remind policymakers about the research showing how important SNAP (food stamps) and WIC are for children...

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Proposed WIC Changes Would Weaken Efforts to Cut Costs and Fight Fraud

May 17, 2016

A bill from Rep. Todd Rokita, which the House Education and Workforce Committee is scheduled to consider tomorrow, would change the...

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School Meals Block Grant Proposal Gambles With Children’s Basic Nutrition

May 17, 2016

The latest version of Rep. Todd Rokita’s bill to reauthorize the child nutrition programs takes another turn in the wrong direction by including a school meals block grant. 

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How Many Poor Students Does a School Need to Get a Break?

May 16, 2016

A bill from Rep. Todd Rokita, who chairs the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, would substantially scale back an option that lets high-poverty schools offer meals at no charge to all students without processing applications or tracking eligibility in the lunch line...

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How Would Bill Restricting School Meals Option Affect Your Community?

April 27, 2016

A bill recently introduced in the House severely restricting the community eligibility option, which allows high-poverty schools to provide breakfast and lunch at no charge to all students, could force 7,000 schools across the country to reinstate applications and...

Click to see a list of schools at risk of losing community eligibility under H.R. 5003

How Would High-Poverty Schools in Your Community Fare Under the House Child Nutrition Bill?

April 21, 2016

A child nutrition reauthorization bill that Rep. Todd Rokita, who chairs the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, introduced yesterday would severely restrict schools’ eligibility for ...

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