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Blake Stanford Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The National CACFP Sponsors Association (NCA) is pleased to present Blake Stanford with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding vision, dedication, and commitment to the advancement of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) community.

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Healthy Tots Helps Address Food Insecurity in D.C.

Across the nation, racial inequities have impacted access to federal nutrition programs for people of color. The report by D.C. Hunger Solutions aims to address how racial inequities contribute to hunger and poverty among residents of color in the District of Columbia and to lack of access to federal nutrition programs.

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The CACFP Combat Child Hunger and Supports Working Families 

According to a USDA report, one in every five children in the United States is food insecure, meaning that approximately 13 million children do not know where their next meal will come from. The CACFP provides quality meals to many of these children and helps working families protect their children against hunger. Read more about how CACFP contributes to food security.

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Learn and Grow: Inside, Outside, On the Go

Whether inside, outside, or on the go, children can move their bodies, explore basic concepts in math and science, build language skills, and develop social skills. Out partners at Sesame Street in Communities have new bilingual (English and Spanish) resources including a set of activity cards and a new interactive game.

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WIC Food Package Final Rule

USDA released a final rule that revises regulations to align the WIC food packages with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and to reflect recommendations from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine while promoting nutrition security and equity and considering program administration.

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Reducing Added Sugars

The sweetness of sugar may tempt our tastebuds, but the health consequences of eating too much sugar are concerning, especially for children whose dietary habits and taste preferences are still developing. The Institute ofChild Nutrition’s April Mealtime Memo uncovers the secrets of added sugars and equip you with the knowledge to identify them in the products you consume.

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