We believe that no child in our nation should go hungry, and every child should have access to healthy and nutritious food. That’s why we’re working to expand the Child and Adult Care Food Program as Congress considers Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization legislation that supports school meals and other lifechanging investments.

The Child and Adult Care Food Program would provide low-income children with an extra healthy snack or meal if they are in daycare for longer than eight hours a day. One snack simply isn’t enough to fill a child’s tummy for the entire day. This program makes sure that America’s youngest and most vulnerable have the nutrition they need to grow and thrive.

We need your help. The Senate is moving quickly, and we need to make sure they expand the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Will you join us in ensuring that low-income children in daycare get enough nutritious food to grow and thrive? It’s easy!

Step 1. Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected to one of your state’s senators.
Step 2. Once you’re connected, please identify yourself as a constituent.
Step 3. Tell your senator’s staff that you would like the senator to include the Child and Adult Care Food Program in the Child Nutrition Reauthorization. You can use this script as a guide:

I am calling today to ask Senator ___ to make sure that the Child and Adult Care Food Program’s additional snack provision is included in the upcoming Child Nutrition Reauthorization. One snack just isn’t enough to keep a child full during the day, and the extra snack can help support healthy child development.

Step 4. Call back and ask to be connected to your other senator.

You can also use social media to urge your senator to include the additional snack provision in the upcoming child nutrition reauthorization. Here are some sample tweets. Be sure to add in your senators’ Twitter handles.

  • I support healthy snacks for hungry kids, pls expand the Child and Adult Care Food Program #CNR16 #InvestInKids
  • Senator, please #InvestInKids and expand the Child and Adult Care Food Program #CNR16

Urge Congress to ensure low-income kids have healthy snacks: http://bit.ly/1RMtwnY @Campaign4Kids It only takes a min. to #InvestInKids
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