Tell Congress to Strengthen Child Nutrition Programs and Protect SNAP from Cuts
Congress is currently considering reauthorization of child nutrition programs such as WIC and school, summer, child care and after school meals. Some in Congress are also considering harmful cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) during end-of-year budget negotiations. All of these programs are vital to the health and wellbeing of families across the country, as well as to the overall economy.
Congress needs to hear from you: Tell your representatives to strengthen nutrition assistance programs and protect them from funding cuts.
The numbers speak for themselves:
- In 2014, SNAP lifted 4.7 million people out of poverty, including 2.1 million children.
- Children who eat breakfast at school perform better on standardized tests.
- Every $1 spent on preventive services for a pregnant woman in the WIC program saved $4.21 in Medicaid costs by reducing the risk of preterm birth and associated costs.
Take action—tell Congress to protect and strengthen all nutrition assistance programs.