Combating Food Insecurity and Supporting Child Nutrition through the Child Care Sector

Partnerships between child care providers and food access initiatives are a promising approach to supporting young children’s nutrition. This brief illustrates two of these partnerships that received funding from the Walmart Healthier Food Access grant and highlights three promising strategies those partnerships employ: supporting children and families directly, fostering the capacity of child care providers and their ability to support child nutrition in their own care settings, and organizing at a systems level to better coordinate efforts that target families with young children. Evidence-based recommendations are offered for building these partnerships in local communities.

Record Type: 
Research-To-Practice Brief
Publication Date: 
November, 2021
November 2021
Partner Resources
  • Supportive Services
    • Child Care
    • SNAP/Food Assistance
  • Special Populations