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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:
- Increase the reach of NCDHHS’s nutrition programs.
- Build connections between NCDHHS’ health care and nutrition supports.
- 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