Passing responsibilities down to lower levels of government should be undertaken primarily to place services closer to the people being served and to maximize administrative
Policymakers should expand opportunities for people to volunteer in their communities. This includes older adults and people with disabilities.
Food and nutrition programs should have adequate funding to engage in robust outreach efforts.
When economic conditions permit, states should accumulate budget reserves adequate to maintain services during recessions.
Deficit-reduction efforts should avoid cuts in programs that serve low- and moderate-income populations.
States should not tie essential spending programs to unstable revenue sources.
The federal government must strive for long-term fiscal balance.
Federal agencies that oversee food labeling and advertising should adopt consistent standards and definitions for terms and claims that appear on food labe
Food labels should be written in clear, plain, understandable language and printed in legible type size, font, and color. Labels i
Federal agencies should take strong action against misleading and deceptive labeling practices and advertisements.