Governors have an opportunity to work with their agency leadership to improve policy options and program options to improve access to food, and to encourage cross-agency collaboration to invest in the multifaceted components of a longer-term, comprehensive effort to reduce hunger.
Reducing Childhood Hunger
Governors recognize the importance of ensuring that school-age children have regular access to healthy meals. We know that children who do not have sufficient access to food do not do as well in school and are more likely to suffer from health issues. When children struggle with hunger, it affects brain development, behavior, overall health, and ultimately, academic achievement and performance.
States Strategize to Reduce Childhood Hunger press release
Child Nutrition Act
Healthy and Hunger-Free Kids Act
Join us in the Fight Against Hunger in Oklahoma by Governor Fallin
Fighting Hunger in All Seasons in Arkansas by Governor Beebe
2017 NGA Winter Meeting: Governors, Spouses Discuss Strategies to End Childhood Hunger at the Joint Plenary on Ending Childhood Hunger
2012 NGA Winter Meeting: Governors Emphasize Childhood Hunger
2011 NGA Winter Meeting: Nation's Governors Recognize Walmart for Outstanding Efforts to End Child Hunger
2010 NGA Winter Meeting: Governors to Discuss Childhood Nutrition and Obesity at Annual Meeting