Healthy Foods, Healthy Families
Latino families face disproportionately high rates of hunger, food insecurity, and obesity. Access to nutritious food is key in addressing these conditions, which, if left unchecked, could negatively affect the health of entire households. NCLR works to improve nutrition in the Latino community by increasing access to federal food assistance programs, resources, and education that ensure families can meet at the dinner table for a healthy meal.
The Latest on Nutrition
- Sin Provecho: Latinos and Food Insecurity
- Profiles of Latino Health: A Closer Look at Latino Child Nutrition
- Comer bien: The Challengesof Nourishing Latino Children and Families
Changes to the WIC Food Package
The USDA has announced an overhaul of the WIC food package, expanding the choices of healthy and culturally appropriate foods offered under the program. This is the first modification in the foods offered under the program in more than 20 years, greatly improving the foods available to WIC participants. For more information, see NCLR’s update or visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website.
Information about WIC Advisory Councils and opportunities to comment on the new program benefits is Coming Soon!