2015 Summer Nutrition Status Report

  • June 01, 2015







This report, published by the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), examines national trends in Summer Nutrition Program participation, finding that national participation grew significantly in 2014, marking the third consecutive year of growth. 

The study concludes that a steady and strong focus on program expansion—including aggressive outreach and promotion of the programs; policy solutions to the administrative barriers that limit participation; and improvements to the nutrition quality and appeal of the meals served—is necessary to continue to increase access to the Summer Nutrition Programs. It also notes that the upcoming Child Nutrition Reauthorization provides an important opportunity to invest in the Summer Nutrition Programs so they can better serve low-income children and support summer programming and activities, ensuring that children return to school in the fall well-nourished and ready to learn. 

Read the report "Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation: Summer Nutrition Status Report"

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