Early childhood is a critical period for establishing healthy food preferences.
More than 54 million U.S. children attend school, 30 million of which eat school lunches.
All communities should enable people to live the healthiest life possible.
Healthy beverage consumption is a critical component of a healthy diet.
Many families do not have access to healthy affordable foods in their neighborhoods and communities.
Food retail is an important driver of dietary choices for children and families.
The food industry spends $1.8 billion per year on marketing to youth in the United States.
Food and beverage prices and family economic stability can significantly affect food choices.
Policies at the federal, state, local, and Tribal level affect what we eat and how much it costs.
Optimal nutrition is critical for children’s short- and long-term health.