Research Report Combating Food Insecurity and Supporting Child Nutrition through the Child Care Sector
Catherine Kuhns, Kassandra Martinchek, Poonam Gupta
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Partnerships between child care providers and food access initiatives are a promising approach to supporting young children’s nutrition. In this brief, we drawing from examples of two such partnerships that received funding from the Walmart Healthier Food Access grant and highlight three promising strategies those partnerships employ: one that supports children and families directly, one that fosters the capacity of child care providers and their ability to support child nutrition in their own care settings, and one that organizes at a systems level to better coordinate efforts that target families with young children. We provide evidence-based recommendations for building these partnerships in local communities.

Research Areas Social safety net Children and youth
Tags Hunger and food assistance Child care
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population