Child nutrition means food at school and at home

Christina Warner reflects on child nutrition programs for PeaceSigns:

Kids need nutritious food consistently. Period.

But in recent weeks legislation authorizing child nutrition programs (S. 3307/H.R. 5504), has become a topic of debate, as one program has been pitted against another due to tighter budgets.

With one in four U.S. children at risk of hunger, providing nutrition for children cannot stop at school. All sources of nutrition for children, among the most vulnerable in our society, must be supported and protected. 1 John reminds us that when wealth exists, resources should be shared with those in need: “How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses to help? Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action (1 John 3:17-18).”

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