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Updated Statistics Reinforce Academy Of Nutrition And Dietetics Position: Federally Funded Youth Nutrition Assistance Programs Are Critical In Ensuring Food Access, Improving Overall Nutrition


CHICAGO, Aug. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Children and adolescents living in households without access to nutritious foods benefit greatly by participating in federally funded nutrition programs, according to an updated position paper by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  According to the position paper "Child and Adolescent Federally Funded Nutrition Assistance Programs," which has been published in the August issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that children and adolescents should have access to safe and healthy foods that promote physical, cognitive, and social growth and development.

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