Federal Register Notice USDA is Seeking Comments on Childhood Hunger and Food Insecurity

USDA FNS is seeking comments regarding Research on the Causes, Characteristics, and Consequences of Childhood Hunger and Food Insecurity.  Section 141 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 provides $10 million to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for research on the causes, characteristics and consequences of childhood hunger and food insecurity. This notice announces a request for public comments to assist the Food and Nutrition Service in determining how best to focus these funds on areas and methods with the greatest research potential to maximize the return on this investment.

To read the federal register notice in full, click here.  SNA would like to submit comments based on members’ experiences with hunger in school children.  Please review the notice and share your comments with Cathy Schuchart, Staff Vice President of Child Nutrition and Policy at cschuchart@schoolnutrition.org by October 1, 2012.

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