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:
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.”
- View more Q&A at spotlightonpoverty.org
- Read the Carsey Institute’s Report on Federal Child Nutrition Programs and Rural Households (PDF)
- Check out our web resources on Hunger and Food Security
Posted by Robyn Hyden