With nearly 500,000 births each year, California has more than 3 million young children between the ages of 0 and 5, of which 22% live in poverty and 45% live in low-income families. Early childhood is a critical time of development. Nutrition habits and preferences start in the womb and develop within the first 5 years of life. Young children are especially vulnerable to the impacts of food insecurity, with poor nutrition affecting a young child's ability to learn and grow.
As Congress continues neogtiations on legislative vehicles in response to the coronavirus outbreak, there are multiple efforts underway to increase access to food and financial relief. Read more here…
Resources available for young children. Read more here…
California has about 2.5 million children between the ages of zero and five. More than 20 percent of these children live in poverty. Read more here…
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