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Hunger and Nutrition

Hunger and Nutrition

PUBLICATIONS & RESOURCES

Family The private and public sectors committ significant resources to address hunger in America. The NCSL Hunger Partnership brings stake holders to the table with State legislators to work together to promote effective programs and encourage participation in the Hunger and Nutrition field.

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NCSL HUNGER PARTNERSHIP

Farmers Market The Hunger Partnership connects public and private sectors to improve the availability of healthy food for hungry families. The Partnership brings together legislators, legislative staff and interested businesses to identify innovative and successful policies and programs to reduce hunger in America.

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WIC LEGISBRIEF

Capitol DomeAvailable in all states and the U.S. territories, WIC served 8.6 million low-income women and children per month in 2013—more than half of all infants in the U.S. and more than a quarter of pregnant women. WIC provides nutrition education, supplemental food, health care referrals and breastfeeding support to low-income pregnant and postpartum women, infants and children up to age 5.

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FEDERAL PROGRAMS

American FlagThis section highlights federal hunger and nutrition programs, national data, resources and regulations in hunger and nutrition.

 

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Q & A WITH ANDREW ZIMMERN

Farmers Market Celebrity chef and TV personality Andrew Zimmern is best known for his popular series 'Bizarre Foods America' on the Travel Channel, but he is also committed to combating hunger in America. In this interview, Andrew discusses social change movements and innovative partnerships, and what state legislators can bring to the table to craft local solutions to hunger challenges.

 

 

 

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HUNGER PARTNERSHIP MEETINGS

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OVERVIEW | HUNGER AND NUTRITION

NCSL launched the Hunger Partnership to raise the visibility of hunger in America and highlight innovative and lasting solutions.  The goal of the partnership is to connect the public and private sectors to improve the availability of healthy food for hungry families. The Hunger Partnership links legislators, legislative staff and interested businesses to identify innovative and successful programs and develop bipartisan, balanced and concise materials and mechanisms to support legislators in their efforts to reduce hunger in America.

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