Home Grown convened a diverse group of home-based child care providers to inform the following recommendations to the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. Participating providers include both Home Grown’s Provider Advisors, who inform Home Grown’s strategies and priorities, and providers in Home Grown’s Leading from Home initiative, who are actively leading, engaging, and supporting providers in their communities. Home-based child care providers shared ideas for the federal and state government roles, including ways to decrease experiences of hunger for family child care providers and the children and families in their care.
Investments in Child Care and the Federal Food Program Are Essential Ingredients in Home-Based Child Care’s Kitchen Economy
In October child care providers will hit the hard reality of rising food costs and lower reimbursements. The new CACFP bill includes key provisions that advocates have long requested, and could be the difference between kids being hungry and healthy.
We Need Your Help to Feed Kids in Child Care!
Without quick passage of the Child Care Nutrition Enhancement Act, we will undoubtedly see an increase in young children and even providers themselves going to bed hungry.
Child Care Nutrition Enhancement Act
Home Grown is proud to endorse the Child Care Nutrition Enhancement Act. We look forward to working with Members of Congress to help accomplish our shared goal of keeping our kids fed.