Advancing Equity: Designing a Meals Program that Reaches Every Child

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Implementation Support
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Nonprofit Sponsors
Program Sites
School Nutrition Staff

A Self-Assessment Tool

Overview

We know that hunger disproportionately affects Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities, yet we also know that our programs are not always designed in partnership with these communities, often leaving their needs unmet. This resource features questions that can be used as a set of prompts to take step back and evaluate whether your meal program is designed to reach every child in your community. The questions are meant to be a starting place for ongoing conversations that we should all be having about how we can disrupt systemic racism as an anti-hunger community and design better meals programs that reach every child.