New report offers strategies to feed more of NJ’s youngest children

A federal child nutrition program helps child care providers feed young children, giving them the nourishment they need to grow and thrive, according to a new report issued today by Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) and Reinvestment Fund.

Based on a survey of more than 120 child care providers and organizations acting as sponsors in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and interviews with sponsors and food vendors, the report found that sponsors overwhelming agreed the program is a valuable part of their child care services and that children are eating healthier because of their participation.

In the survey, conducted by ACNJ, nearly 90 percent also agreed that children need the nutrition they receive through CACFP and might go hungry without the program.  Read more.

 

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