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WASHINGTON, May 11, 2016 – Results of a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report posted today on the Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children (Summer EBT) demonstration project confirm a significant reduction in food insecurity among participating families.   The project tested two benefit levels – $30 and $60 per month per child – both of which were found to reduce the most severe form of food insecurity and led to positive nutritional outcomes.

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2016 – U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Kevin Concannon today announced that approximately $2 million in grants is available to help state agencies retain young children in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program through age 5. Young children are vulnerable to a wide of variety of nutrition-related problems that can impair their development and growth, making WIC a crucial part of ensuring young children have a foundation for nutritional success. 

ORLANDO, Fla. April 22, 2016 – Today Agriculture Undersecretary Kevin Concannon announced strengthened nutrition standards for food and beverages served to young children and others in day care settings at the annual conference of the National Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Sponsors Association. Young children and adults in day care will now receive meals with more whole grains, a greater variety of vegetables and fruits, and less added sugars and solid fats.

Last Published: 12/03/2012

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.

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