January 6th, 2011

The Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity has posted a Q & A about child nutrition programs and rural families.

Below, Marybeth Mattingly of the Carsey Institute discusses why these programs are so important:

Untitled from Spotlight on Vimeo.

One report finds that participation rates in child nutrition programs are highest in the rural South. According to the Carsey Institute’s report, “More than one-quarter of all rural households with children in the south, for example, participate in the national school Lunch Program, and about 23 percent participate in the school Breakfast Program.”

Posted by Robyn Hyden