Children who live in households that are food insecure are likely to be sick more often, recover more slowly and hospitalized frequently. Food insecurity is associated with chronic diseases such as asthma, mental health, social emotional problems and other health issues. Food security and nutrition are crucial to improving children’s health and development. We are committed to bettering food security and health for kids.
Food security means consistent access to enough safe, nutritious food for an active, healthy life.
We work with health systems and food systems to increase community food security. Traditionally, health care sectors and food systems worked independently – this is where we come in. We help to bridge connections across these organizations to build awareness, find ways to coordinate and leverage each other’s strengths. This innovative partnership works to help get children what they need to live and thrive.