The Healthy Tots Act of 2014

The Healthy Tots Act of 2014 continues the successes of the Healthy Schools Act of 2010 for the youngest members of the DC community in the child care environment.

Key features:

  • Adopts higher nutritional standards than the national standards, including serving local produce, and provides a financial incentive to do so – 25 cents per child per day in addition to the federal reimbursement.

  • Makes DC the first “state” to allocate local funding to pay for a third meal each day through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (only two meals and a snack are federally funded).

  • Establishes grant funding for physical activity, gardens, nutrition education and Farm to Preschool activities.

Current Status: This legislation is effective as of May 2014.

To learn more: 
View DC Hunger Solutions summary of the Act and the language inside the Budget Support Act of 2014.