Even though there are many public and private programs and sources to improve children’s eating habits, many experts say that these programs and sources are not enough. Moreover, some parents who have financial difficulties can overlook the importance of proper nutrition.
To help children have access to nutritious food, here are some things that may help at homes, schools, and communications that can help create an informed, supportive, and healthy environment.
Some communities have access to local programs and resources such as grocery store substitutes. Parents can check mobile markets and food delivery services. They can also check the community gardens, local food pantries, and school meal programs for better meal alternatives.
Parents can also consult with a healthcare provider who can also assist them with food resources they can utilize. Healthcare providers can also help with other health issues that may arise.
Schools can have CEP or Community Eligibility Provision. This community project aims to provide meals to children in all neighborhoods and areas regardless of their financial status. Some programs help in giving school breakfast, lunch, and meals. Aside from giving food, the program also teaches how to spend money the right way. Not only are children’s tummies full but also their minds.
Communities can partner with entrepreneurs to make an impact in their areas by expanding their business there. By doing this, they can create more funds that can be used to make children healthier.