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child nutrition

22 Mar

Richest Counties in U.S. Overwhelmed by Surge in Child Hunger

US News & World Report (3.19.21) The rise in child hunger amid the pandemic has been highest in some rich communities, which weren’t as ready to cope as places that have long dealt with poverty. By Kaiser Health News, Contributor Laura Ungar Alexandra Sierra carried boxes of food to her kitchen counter, where her 7-year-old daughter, Rachell, stirred a pitcher of lemonade. “Oh, my God, it smells...

04 Feb

4,100 Mammograms Provide Snack Packs for Area Children

Center for Food Action Receives Donation from The Valley Hospital to support Weekend Snack Pack Program Englewood, NJ (February 3, 2021) – Center for Food Action (CFA) is pleased to announce a charitable contribution from The Valley Hospital, to help purchase and distribute food to area children battling hunger. Between October and December 2020, Valley Hospital donated a percentage from each mammogram to Center for Food Action. The gift of $20,500 will fund the creation of more than 4,000 Weekend Snack Packs...

23 Sep

Community Comes Together to Help Hungry Children on 9/11

CFA transforms popular in-person event into a virtual event, funding 9,000 snack packs September 23, 2020, Englewood NJ– For the past eight years, CFA has worked to rekindle the unity that arose in the aftermath of 9/11 with Day of Service and Remembrance Weekend Snack Packing events. This year, due to the pandemic, snack packs are needed more than ever, and the agency and its supporters did not let the pandemic stand in the way. The 9/11 Day of Service and...

20 Jan

MLK Day of Service 2020 Paramus – SOLD OUT

CFA invites local businesses, community-based and service organizations, and individuals to support MLK Day of Service 2020 Weekend Snack Pack Initiative   Did you know…. Many children who receive free or reduced-price school meals are left without adequate nutrition on weekends and holiday breaks? The Weekend Snack Pack Program fills the gap. Last year CFA supporters funded and assembled more than 35,000 Weekend Snack Packs, distributed to children in 20 area schools. You can help provide these children with nutritious and filling food to help...

20 Jan

MLK Day of Service 2020 – Englewood – SOLD OUT

CFA invites local businesses, community-based and service organizations, and individuals to support MLK Day of Service 2020 Weekend Snack Pack Initiative   Did you know…. Many children who receive free or reduced-price school meals are left without adequate nutrition on weekends and holiday breaks? The Weekend Snack Pack Program fills the gap. Last year CFA supporters funded and assembled more than 35,000 Weekend Snack Packs, distributed to children in 20 area schools. You can help provide these children with nutritious and filling food to help...

25 Jun

Breakfast guidance for schools

State encourages school districts to implement effective breakfast programs. New joint guidance from the New Jersey Department of Education and the New Jersey Department of Agriculture highlights the importance of a new state law that requires high-poverty schools to serve breakfast during the regular school day — rather than before school when most children have not yet arrived. The guidance is important as schools with at least 70 percent of students eligible for free or low-cost school meals must implement these programs...

22 Jun

2019 NBC 4 & Telemundo 47 Health & Fitness Expo New York

Stop by the CFA booth at the 7th annual NBC4/T47 Health & Fitness Expo! The 7th Annual NBC 4 & Telemundo 47 Health & Fitness Expo presented by Quest Diagnostics is a one-of-a-kind, family-friendly health and fitness weekend event held at MetLife Stadium. This free, non-ticketed event is open to the general public. The event is aimed at motivating people to engage in a healthy lifestyle within their community. Visitors to the NBC 4 & Telemundo 47 Health & Fitness Expo...

17 Jun

-Summer meals for NJ kids!

With the school year winding down, organizations across New Jersey are gearing up to serve fresh, healthy summer meals to children and teens in communities across the state. Funded through the USDA, these meals must meet USDA nutritional guidelines, which call for balanced foods that contain low salt and sugar and whole grains. This summer, New Jersey expects to have about 1,300 sites across the state serving meals to children and teens 18 and under. Not only do these programs provide nutritious...

07 May

-Too many babies missing out on WIC

Far too many pregnant women, new mothers, and their young children in the U.S. are missing out on the healthy nutrition they need, according to a report released today by the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC). Making WIC Work Better: Strategies to Reach More Women and Children and Strengthen Benefits Use features a comprehensive set of recommendations to overcome the barriers that have led to a shocking downward trend in participation in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program...