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COVID-19: Innovations in Nutrition Programs to Address Food Insecurity


June 4 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST

Among the public health challenges that accompany the devastating loss of employment for tens of millions of Americans as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic is an alarming increase in food insecurity. The USDA’s most recent food security report, published in September of 2019, indicated that 37.2 million Americans were food insecure. However, Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, estimates that the COVID-19 pandemic will force an additional 17.1 million Americans into food insecurity.  In addition, the closure of schools has put children who rely on school meals at greater risk for increased food insecurity. In response to these challenges, governments are adapting their current nutrition programs and exploring innovative ways to help feed the vulnerable during the pandemic.

This webinar will provide you with:

  • An overview of how child nutrition programs, specifically the Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option, can be used to support students during the pandemic.
  • A summary of how SNAP and WIC have been modified in response to the pandemic to better address the needs of Americans.
  • An explanation of how government is working to reduce food waste on farms and support the operations of the Nation’s food banks.
  • Examples of innovative policies implemented by states to address the food security of their vulnerable citizens.


  • Kayleen Klarich, Marketing and Membership Manager, Network for Public Health Law — National Office


  • Mathew R. Swinburne, J.D., Associate Director, Network for Public Health Law—Eastern Region Office

You may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request. An email from ASLME regarding CLE credits will be sent to attendees following the webinar.