Addressing Food Insecurity During National Nutrition Month

photo-1437750769465-301382cdf094March is National Nutrition Month! According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 15.9 million children — 1 in 5 — under the age of the 18 live in America without consistent access to nutritious foods. National Nutrition Month is a timely reminder that many children suffer from food insecurity.

Locally, The Power Packs Project recognizes the importance of addressing food insecurity within the community. The Power Packs Project enhances child mental resiliency, physical health and health habits while strengthening parenting as a way to promote the healthy mental and behavioral development of children. By supplying each Power Packs Project child with nutritious meals, children are empowered to do well in school.

Lancaster Osteopathic Health Foundation proudly supports The Power Packs Project mission. For more information or to get involved, please visit The Power Packs Project online. Connect with them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!