The 2012 Hunger Report calls for changes in U.S. food and farm policies to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
The national nutrition programs should do more to ensure that people in poverty have access to the foods they need for good health and to succeed in school and on the job. Farm policies should encourage production and distribution of healthy foods and help farmers manage risk more efficiently.
U.S. food aid should make sure that mother and children in the critical 1,000-day window between pregnancy and a child’s second birthday get the nutrients they need. Agricultural development assistance should target smallholder farmers.