May 8, 2018 National Governors Association

Reducing Childhood Hunger: A Toolkit For Governors and First Spouses

May 08, 2018

Governors recognize the importance of ensuring that children have regular access to healthy meals. Child nutrition is vital to the success of a governor’s agenda because it influences educational attainment, workforce development and health outcomes. While many children do not have regular access to the healthy food they need, chronic childhood hunger is a challenge that state leaders can solve. Reducing Childhood Hunger: A Toolkit for Governors and First Spouses outlines actions governors and their spouses can take to connect children in need to nutrition programs, including forming a state task force or committee focused on reducing childhood hunger, setting a specific and measurable goal, publicly promoting participation in child nutrition programs, and engaging partners and stakeholders across the state.

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