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NCDHHS releases plan to tackle food insecurity

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  • Nearly 17% of children in North Carolina qualify as food insecure. NCDHHS is rolling out a new plan to expand the impact of existing programs to tackle food insecurity and more.
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Over 1 million people in North Carolina don’t know where their next meal is coming from. When looking at food insecurity for children, 17% qualify as food insecure. In an effort to decrease food insecurity and ensure viable nutrition for families, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is rolling out a Nutrition Security Action Plan

There are three key strategy areas for the plan:

  1. Increase the reach of NCDHHS’s nutrition programs.
  2. Build connections between NCDHHS’ health care and nutrition supports.
  3. Increase breastfeeding support and rates.

There are several programs already in place to help support the department’s overall strategic goal. These programs include the Food and Nutrition Services Program (FNS

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