Briefing: What Does Poverty Mean for Children? (v. 3)

As this bold initiative demonstrates, living in poverty has adverse outcomes for children — links have been made between poverty and school achievement; brain development; teen pregnancy; substance abuse; and higher rates of criminal behavior and incarceration.

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Closing Today! Protect Child Nutrition Programs: Co-sign Letter to Ed & Workforce Committee

In advance of the House Education and the Workforce Committee’s markup of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) bill, the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016, we write to ask for your support in sending a letter to the committee expressing concern over a number of harmful provisions included in the bill that would roll back years of progress and hamper the ability of children to access healthy meals.

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Closing Tomorrow! Protect Child Nutrition Programs: Co-sign Letter to Ed & Workforce Committee

In advance of the House Education and the Workforce Committee’s markup of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) bill, the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016, we write to ask for your support in sending a letter to the committee expressing concern over a number of harmful provisions included in the bill that would roll back years of progress and hamper the ability of children to access healthy meals.

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