One-fifth of children in America today live in homes affected by hunger. Children living with hunger cannot grow and thrive, and they certainly cannot focus on learning and classroom performance. The federal government can make real progress on child hunger and the related problem of childhood obesity. First Focus advocates for smart policies and real resources for proven initiatives like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and the National School Lunch Program.


New data shows WIC reached only 50% of eligible moms & children

| November 3, 2023 |

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) ensures that millions of children receive the food and nutrition education they need

Fact Sheet: 2022 USDA Food Insecurity Report

| October 26, 2023 |

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released its annual report on Household Food Insecurity in the United States, which details the harsh reality

Policy Brief: What the Farm Bill Means for Kids

| May 31, 2023 |

The Farm Bill is a multi-year law that governs all parts of the nation’s food supply with broad but often overlooked consequences for children.

Congress Must Protect TANF in debt ceiling talks

| May 16, 2023 |

Extensive research shows that tax credits and cash transfers influence positive parent-child interactions, improve child development outcomes, and have a bigger impact than any

Comments on Revisions to Meal Patterns Consistent with the 2020 Daily Guidelines for Americans

| May 3, 2023 |

First Focus on Children submitted the following comment to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack to strongly support the proposed revisions to the

WATCH: Advocates Rally for #CareNotCuts

| April 26, 2023 |

Faith leaders, service providers, and advocates joined members of Congress today in holding a rally and press conference opposing the House budget plan. The

Policy Brief: The Harmful Consequences of Work Requirements and Other Obstacles to Services for Children and Families

| April 4, 2023 |

Each year, federal programs provide children with affordable health care, nutritious food, stable housing, and early childhood education. These programs not only lift millions

Fact Sheet: USDA Proposal to Modernize School Nutrition Standards

| February 16, 2023 |

The U.S. Department of Agriculture just released an update to the nutrition standards schools must meet in the breakfasts and lunches served to more

Comments on Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children

| February 9, 2023 |

First Focus on Children submitted the following comment to Allison Post, at the WIC Administration, Benefits, and Certification Branch of the U.S. Department of

New USDA guidelines would boost children’s health

| February 3, 2023 |

Advocate applauds “long overdue” standards First Focus on Children applauds the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its efforts to modernize federal nutrition standards for