Nutrition Standards at Border Detention Facilities

It is the position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that children and adolescents should have access to safe and healthy foods that promote physical, cognitive and social growth and development. The Academy does not have a position or policy stance regarding immigration; however, the food and nutrition practices at border facilities has become a topic of interest for Academy members, leading to advocacy on the issue. 

The Academy has published submitted regulatory comments and sent letters to administration officials regarding unacceptable nutrition conditions in border facilities: