Noticias

Last Modified: 02/16/2012

El Servicio de Alimentos y Nutrición (FNS, por sus siglas en inglés), antes conocido como Servicio de Alimentos y para Consumidores, administra los programas de asistencia alimenticia del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos. La misión del FNS es proporcionar a los niños y a las familias necesitadas un mejor acceso a los alimentos y una dieta más saludable a través de sus programas de asistencia alimenticia y de sus esfuerzos de educación integral en el área de la nutrición.

Aquí puede encontrar información actualizada sobre las publicaciones y los programas del FNS.

Press Releases

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 – Agriculture Under Secretary Kevin Concannon today announced the release of nearly $60 million in Fiscal Year 2014 funds to WIC agencies in states, territories, and Indian tribal organizations (ITO) in support of breastfeeding peer counselor programs in USDA’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding $25 million in grants to help schools purchase needed kitchen equipment as they continue to provide school lunches and breakfasts that give children the nutrition they need to learn and grow. Over 90 percent of schools report that they are successfully meeting the updated nutrition standards, serving meals with more whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean protein and low-fat dairy, and less sodium and fat.

CHICAGO, March 27, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited a Chicago school today to encourage more Chicago-area schools and community-based organizations to participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) summer meal programs to help ensure no child goes hungry during the summer months. During the school year, 21 million American children receive free or reduced price lunch in schools, including nearly 800,000 kids in Illinois—but only 11 percent of eligible Illinois children participate in the summer meal programs.