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USDA Continues Urgent Actions to Address Infant Formula Shortage

As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s coordinated drive to end the infant formula shortage, USDA is urging states to take advantage of flexibilities the department is offering in to help WIC families get the safe formula they need.

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Funcionarios de la administración de Biden-Harris celebran la medida para facilitar la matrícula de las familias en los programas Head Start durante un evento en Los Ángeles

En el día de hoy, January Contreras, secretor Administración para Niños y Familias , del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de Estados Unidos, y Stacy Dean, subsecretaria adjunta de Alimentos, Nutrición y Servicios al Consumidor, del Departamento de Agricultura de Estados Unidos, participaron en un evento de matrículas de familias tanto para el programa de cuidado y educación temprana de Head Start como para los beneficios para la compra de alimentos a través del Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria celebrado en la Oficina de Educación del condado de Los Ángeles.

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USDA Promotes Program Access, Combats Discrimination Against LGBTQI+ Community

FNS announced today that it will interpret the prohibition on discrimination based on sex found in Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and in the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as amended, SNAP, formerly the Food Stamp Program (7 USC § 2011 et seq.), to include discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. 

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Statements by Secretary Tom Vilsack and HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health

Today, the White House announced its commitment to end hunger, improve nutrition and physical activity, reduce diet-related diseases, and close disparity gaps by 2030. This fall, the White House will hold a conference to catalyze the public and private sectors around a coordinated, whole-of-government strategy to accelerate progress and drive significant change.

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USDA Releases Equity Action Plan

Today, USDA made its Equity Action Plan publicly available. The plan outlines actions USDA will take to advance programmatic equity to improve access to programs and services for underserved stakeholders and communities.

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USDA Announces April 2022 USDA Tribal Consultation on Barriers and Equity

USDA announces the “USDA Tribal Consultations on Barriers/Equity: Annual Progress Report & Feedback for Next Steps.” This five-day consultation series follows up on the March 2021 consultations held in response to President Biden’s Executive Order on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities.