Health and wellbeing are rights for all children, but food insecurity affects many families.
Health and wellbeing are rights for all children, but food insecurity affects many families. Reaching out for help taking care of your family is a brave act of hope. Here are good places to start.
SNAP & WIC
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known as food stamps) and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) help families buy healthy food.
Free School & Summer Nutrition Programs
The Child and Adult Care Food Program helps children (0-18) and adults get nutritious meals and snacks through childcare and afterschool programs.
Summer Food Service Program:
Feeding America is a network of food banks. Type in your zip code and find places to get free food, plus dates and times for pick up.
MyPlate has healthy eating tips for the whole family.
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers information on health and wellness for families.
National Alliance for Hispanic Health invites you to join the Buena Salud Club!
1,000 Days has information on nutrition from pregnancy to toddlerhood.
The Farmers Market Directory lists farmers markets near you (many accept WIC and SNAP).
Chef Lily’s Tip: Roasting a Rainbow
A video about eating colorful roasted vegetables.
Chef Lily’s Tip: Lime It Up!
Watch Chef Lily’s video with your little one.
Farm-Fresh Food: The Kafarski Family
Watch the video together with children.
Growing Healthy Bodies and Minds with Sesame Street
In this webinar, Sesame Workshop’s Kama Einhorn, Director of Content Design, and Dr. Jennifer Shu, Medical Editor of HealthyChildren.org discuss the importance of healthy habits for young children and families.
A Conversation on Healthy Habits
In this webinar, Sesame Workshop’s Kama Einhorn, Director of Content Design, and Dr. Glenn Flores, Chair of Pediatrics and Senior Associate Dean of Child Health at the University of Miami, discuss the importance of healthy habits for young children and families.
5 Healthy, Easy, Kid-Pleasing Recipes
Print and try these quick, nutritious snacks and meals made with inexpensive ingredients.