Meghan Mack (Former Staff) Vice President

Meghan Mack is the Vice President for Nutrition, Housing and State Partnerships at First Focus. In this position, Ms. Mack’s portfolio is heavily focused on federal investment in economic supports, such as housing and nutrition assistance. In addition, Meghan works closely with the First Focus state partners to assist and coordinate the state partners’ advocacy and legislative efforts on multiple issues that include, but are not limited to, child health, nutrition, family economics, and tax and budget policy.

Prior to joining First Focus, Ms. Mack served as a Legislative Correspondent and Scheduler to Congresswoman Betty McCollum, who represents St. Paul, Minnesota. While working for Congresswoman McCollum, Ms. Mack’s portfolio included education, arts and humanities, immigration, and foreign affairs. In her most recent position as Scheduler, she worked closely to brief the Congresswoman and senior staff on day-to-day operations, and assisted with strategic planning and priorities for the office.

Ms. Mack is a native of Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Political Science. Ms. Mack’s commitment to children goes beyond her work at First Focus in her work as a volunteer with philanthropic organizations in the Washington, DC area. Since moving to Washington she has worked most closely with Horton’s Kids, an organization that supplies mentorship, education and health assistance to some of DC’s most disadvantaged children.

Resources by Meghan Mack

USDA Food Security Numbers Confirm Importance of Child Nutrition Programs

| September 3, 2014 |

Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released their annual food security report, “Household Food Security in the United States in 2013,” outlying

Kids Return to School and a Healthier Lunchroom

| August 26, 2014 |

It is the time of year that a majority of kids go to back to school. Children look forward to returning to school, activities,

Improving Kids Eating Habits May Take Time, but Healthy School Meals are Critical

| July 23, 2014 |

Over the last decade, many local and federal officials have worked to make the food served to our children in schools healthier so that

Closing the Summer Nutrition and Academic Gaps

| June 12, 2014 |

June marks the end of the school year for most students in Kindergarten through 12th grade and the beginning of summer break. Unfortunately, with

School Meals Fact Sheet

| June 5, 2014 |

This fact sheet highlights some of the improvements to child nutrition and the school food environment through the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act. These improvements

Schools Gear Up to Better Serve Breakfast and Lunch to All Students

| May 6, 2014 |

This summer schools across the country will be able to take advantage of an important tool that helps schools nation wide feed more children

Mapping the Meal Gap

| April 25, 2014 |

Even as unemployment numbers have improved, families across the country still struggle to put food on the table. A new Feeding America report on local-level food

Child Nutrition in the President’s 2015 Budget

| March 19, 2014 |

On March 4, 2014, President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2015 budget request. This fact sheet looks at child nutrition in his budget proposal.

WIC at 40

| March 17, 2014 |

This is the latest fact sheet on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). The fact sheet looks at the

USDA Releases Multiple New Measures to Increase Children’s Access to Healthy Food

| March 11, 2014 |

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been quite busy over the last couple weeks releasing new information and documents that will help