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Combating food insecurity and supporting child nutrition through the child care sector

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In this brief, we highlight two promising examples of partnerships between child care providers and food access initiatives. Both of these partnerships received funding for their efforts from the Walmart Foundation Healthier Food Access grant, which provides support to innovative programs addressing food access. We focus on three particularly promising strategies: one that supports children and families directly, one that fosters the capacity of child care providers and their ability to support child nutrition in their own care settings, and one that organizes at a systems level to better coordinate efforts that target families with young children. Finally, we provide evidence-based recommendations for building these partnerships in local communities. (author abstract)

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