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Strategic Initiatives

Last Published: 07/24/2014

FNS supports a number of strategic initiatives designed to end hunger and improve nutrition. Click on the icons below to go directly to the initiative site to find out more.

  • Military & Veteran Families

  • Members of the military and veterans served our country proudly and we want to inform them that they may be eligible for nutrition assistance to ensure that they and their families have access to nutritious meals.

  • Latino Outreach
  • Latino Outreach

  • One out of four Latino households is food insecure. To address the needs of this population, FNS has created specialized Spanish language outreach resources.

  • Tribal Consultation
  • Tribal Consultation

  • FNS is committed to helping to improve the nutrition and health of American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

  • Hunger Free Communities

  • Through the Hunger-Free Communities Grants, FNS supports the creation of Hunger-Free Communities by funding activities that make food more accessible to those most in need.

  • The People's Garden

  • The People's Garden is an effort by the USDA to help communities start gardens and to create gardens at USDA facilities throughout the world.

  • Let's Move

  • Let's Move! is an initiative to stop childhood obesity in its tracks. FNS partners with Let's Move! on several programs including Chefs Move to Schools, HealthierUS School Challenge, and Let's Move! in Indian Country.

  • Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food

  • Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food (KYF2) is a USDA initiative to strengthen the critical connection between farmers and consumers and supports local and regional food systems.