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Feeding Our Children: Food Insecurity and Child Nutrition Programs is a Course

Feeding Our Children: Food Insecurity and Child Nutrition Programs

Started Feb 9, 2017
0.5 credits

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Full course description

What does access to food look like in your community? What is being done to address it? Not having enough nutrient rich foods can be damaging to anyone but is particularly serious for children's physical and mental health. This 30 minute training explains the impacts of food insecurity on children from a public health perspective. A variety of federal and non-profit programs meant to address the issue of child malnutrition are described. Examples from Michigan are shared, but many of these resources are adapted across the country.


Public health professionals in health department, community-based, or health care settings who are new to the issue of food insecurity and available programs for children.

Learning Objectives

 Part I: The Impact of Food Insecurity on Children
  • Recognize food insecurity as a public health issue for children in the United States
  • Identify obesity and food insecurity as coexisting issues for children in the United States
Part II: Child Nutrition Programs
  • Identify at least two child nutrition programs available in the United States
Continuing Education Credit

This course is not offered for credit or certificate of completion. 


This activity was provided by the Michigan Public Health Training Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. The Michigan PHTC is a part of the Region V Great Lakes Public Health Training Collaborative.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27881 Region V Public Health Training Collaborative (total award amount $825,634) and grant number UB6HP20200. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.