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During Kids Eat Right Month and Every Day, Academy Says 'Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act' Creates Healthier Environment for Every Child

From pregnancy to infancy through adolescence, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act is establishing strong nutrition policies for core federal child nutrition programs implemented through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. During Kids Eat Right Month in August, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics emphasizes the importance of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act to ensure the youngest, most vulnerable populations have access to the nutrition they need to thrive and to grow into healthy adults. Read more »

As Kids Head Back to School, Academy Says Students Should Expect Healthful Meals

Significant improvements in school meals designed to improve the health of 32 million schoolchildren are taking place nationwide thanks to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, championed by the First Lady Michelle Obama and implemented through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. During Kids Eat Right Month this August, as children head back to the classroom, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says more school meal changes are in store. Read more »

Kids Eat Right Month Spotlights 'Hunger-Overweight Paradox'

It may seem like a contradiction, but millions of American children are both hungry and overweight. During Kids Eat Right Month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spotlights the "hungry yet overweight paradox" and ways to ensure children meet their nutrient requirements and maintain a healthy weight. Read more »

Academy Calls on Congress to Stop Cuts to Public Health Funding

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as part of 90 public health advocacy organizations in the Coalition for Health Funding, released a new report today documenting the dire consequences of Congress’s deep cuts to public health programs in recent years. Read more »

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Improve Children's Health during Kids Eat Right Month and All Year

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation and its Kids Eat Right initiative empower more than 5,000 registered dietitian nutritionists to address childhood obesity and food insecurity, making an impact both locally and nationally through research and education. Kids Eat Right was launched in 2010 to reduce childhood obesity trends. Thousands of campaign members—registered dietitian nutritionists—will take collective action nationwide in August in schools and communities to celebrate the first annual Kids Eat Right Month. Read more »

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