Child Nutrition and WIC

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Policy Basics

The School Lunch and School Breakfast programs provide free and reduced-price meals to over 20 million low-income school children, while WIC provides nutritious food for about 7 million low-income women, infants, and children.

We promote efforts to increase school meal participation for low-income children through tools like the Community Eligibility Provision, which allows schools in poor neighborhoods offer free breakfast and lunch to all students. We also work to ensure that policymakers provide adequate funding for WIC to reach all eligible beneficiaries.