Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-174) 33 pp

June 2017

Children’s Food Security and USDA Child Nutrition Programs

This report presents updated statistics on food insecurity among households with school-age children from the Food Security Supplement to the Current Population Survey for 2014 and 2015. It summarizes recent research on the effects of child nutrition programs on children’s food security and diets and discusses recent developments in nutrition assistance for school-age children.

Keywords: Children, food security, food insecurity, child nutrition, school meals, National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Summer Food Service Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program

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