Food and Nutrition Programs

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USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Gives an overview of the USDA programs that help fight hunger and obesity by reimbursing organizations such as schools, child care centers, and after-school programs for providing healthy meals to children. Describes initiatives including the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, the Summer Food Service Program, the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, and the Special Milk Program.

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Provides information about WIC's effort to supply food, healthcare referrals, nutrition education, and breastfeeding support to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five at nutritional risk. Includes an eligibility screening tool and application instructions.

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Collates all the materials on SNAP (known formerly as the Food Stamp Program) including eligibility requirements, application instructions, participating retailers, types of food that can and cannot be purchased, and instructions for retailers.

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Provides resources on government and private programs that help alleviate hunger and food insecurity.

United Nations.

 Describes programs to support food security and nutrition, especially after emergencies.