Promoting healthy lifestyles for children & families

Improving Nutritional Quality of Food Distributed to Lower-Income Families through Emergency Food Services

The 2010 study of Hunger in America documented nearly a 50% increase in the reliance on emergency food by families in need. Many people have become regular clients, relying upon emergency food to cope with what has become a chronic need. The importance of the nutritional quality of emergency foods is critical to the quality of children diets from low income families who are at greater risk of obesity. The Center will document and compare the nutritional quality of food inventory at food banks over the past three years, and organizational practices at food banks and food pantries regarding provision of healthy foods.