September 12, 2012
By Meghan McHugh and David Seith
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) are two critical child nutrition programs that are reauthorized through Farm Bill legislation. With nearly one in six households with children experiencing hunger, and nearly one in three children overweight or obese any cut to the SNAP program would compromises the ability of low-income families to keep healthy food on the table. In addition, changes to the funding or structure of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program would affect the health and well-being of over 3 million students. The First Focus Campaign for Children (FFCC) continues to urge Members of Congress to strengthen and protect child nutrition programs during the Farm Bill reauthorization, so that every child in America has access to nutritious food.