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Lifting children out of food insecurity

(Boston University Medical Center) Replacing the maximum Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program allotment with a benefit that reflects the real cost of a healthy diet, expanding the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children eligibility to age 6, and maintaining the Community Eligibility Provision of the National School Lunch Programand School Breakfast Program may effectively address the needs of many families who experience food insecurity and increase access to healthy options, according to a new policy brief released by Children's HealthWatch.
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