Reducing Childhood Hunger: A Toolkit For Governors and First Spouses

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.