2016 Grantee: The Child Center of New York -- Child and Family Nutrition Program

The Child Center of NY

This 63-year-old multiservice organization serves 21,700 children each year at more than 60 locations, primarily in Queens, but also in Brooklyn, Manhattan and The Bronx. The Child Center of New York’s mission: To strengthen children and families with skills, opportunities, and emotional support to build healthy, successful lives.

The Child Center offers innovative, research-based programs that guide and support children from birth to young adulthood in four program areas: 1) early childhood education, 2) behavioral health services, 3) child abuse prevention, and 4) child and youth development. The ATE-supported Child and Family Nutrition Program will help families with children under age three overcome major obstacles to food security and to foster healthy eating habits and preferences. Taking a whole-family approach, the Program will reach the 500 at risk-toddlers and their families served each year in four Early Head Start and Head Start programs. By focusing on the entire family unit, The Child Center aims to end generational cycles of malnutrition or overconsumption of unhealthy foods, and empower communities. Visit The Child Center of New York website