The World Food Prize Foundation

Food Insecurity & Child Nutrition

Food Insecurity & Child Nutrition

Hosted by: Farm to ECE Statewide Coalition  |  Midwest Dairy Council

Subject of Breakout: Child Hunger  |  Nutrition  |  Education


Summary:

Childhood is a critical time for growth and development, and food insecurity can greatly impact a child's health and well being throughout his or her life. This session will highlight two organizations and their successes in childhood nutrition: the Farm to Early Care and Education Statewide Coalition, and the Midwest Dairy Council. 


About the Organizations:

Farm to ECE Statewide Coalition

Farm to Early Care & Education (Farm2ECE) is a term used for any activities connecting young children to their community and local food systems. These may include; incorporating local foods in meals and snacks, taste tests activities, nutrition lessons, gardening field trips, on-site gardening, farmer visits and more. This is an extension of the Farm to School movement, focusing on the special learning styles, needs, and environments that young children learn and grow in.

Midwest Dairy Council

The Midwest Dairy Council, an affiliate of National Dairy Council, is the nutrition education division of Midwest Dairy Association. The Council is dedicated to dairy nutrition research and education through the investment of 7,400 dairy farm families across 10 Midwestern states, and is committed to child health and wellness through our collaborative program, Fuel Up to Play 60.


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