Latino children are in the midst of a nutrition crisis. New food data released by the USDA show that for the third year in a row, Hispanic children make up the largest share of children living in hunger nationwide.
The whole 10-year child nutrition program proposed by the House could be paid for with just 42 days worth of Afghanistan war spending. How is it that we can unquestioningly fund illegal war, but not feed our children?
Today, on World Food Day -- I want to call your attention to the needs of many millions of children around the world. In countries suffering from absolute poverty, chronic hunger is a deadly threat to children.
Poor kids will not be able to learn as well or as easily as they could if they were not feeling the pangs of hunger and stress and illness that come with poverty. Poverty is not a partisan issue, but a moral one.
While the improvements to the quality of foods provided by our child nutrition programs is a strong step forward, there are two shortfalls to the legislation that the House should consider before taking up the Senate bill.
Because they are eating so many meals outside the home, kids are increasingly reliant on teachers, caregivers and cafeteria staff to guide them to make healthy choices and model healthy eating behaviors.
As American Jews ate what for many was a plentiful meal, we listened to the traditional four questions and pondered a new one: why, in a country as wealthy and as bountiful as the United States, are there still children who are hungry?
Millions of kids are shortening their life expectancy every day with fast foods, sugar and the lure of video games and TV. I believe there is nothing more important than giving our children the gift of wellness.