Nutrition supports

The Roadmap is best known for its 12 evidence-based policy solutions, but did you know we track all 50 states and the District of Columbia on 20 measures of child and family health and wellbeing?
This year, the Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap—a guide for state leaders on the most effective investments to ensure all children thrive from the start, based on the most rigorous evidence available—has expanded. The Roadmap policies
Minnesota policies support expectant parents and young children more than other states, but there is still room for improvement, according to a team of Vanderbilt researchers. The Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center at Vanderbilt University evaluates
Maine ranked 18 out of 50 states and D.C. in amount of resources a working parent has available to support their family. Consider this scenario: a single parent with an infant and a toddler who works
Across the range of US public assistance programs such as Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), many eligible people are not enrolled. This failure to access benefits comes at a cost to the
12 EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS TO HELP CHILDREN THRIVE The prenatal to age 3 (PN-3) period is the most rapid and sensitive period of development, and it sets the foundation for long-term health and wellbeing. The science
CHILD AND FAMILY OUTCOMES Based on the science of the developing child, we have identified 20 outcome measures to track the overall health and wellbeing of infants and toddlers and their parents. Each outcome is
REDUCED ADMINISTRATIVE BURDEN FOR SNAP WHAT IS ADMINISTRATIVE BURDEN AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? Administrative burden refers to the barriers that increase the costs – time, money, and psychological distress – of applying for and
By Jacque Whearty, Policy Manager Imagine that you just found out you may qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which will help you feed your two children. But first, you need to fill
Opportunity begins before we are born. Beginning prenatally, certain children will face substantial obstacles to healthy development, whereas others will thrive from the start.  Opportunity follows state policy choices. Where a baby lives makes a