SNA President Helen Phillips Submits Testimony

March 20, 2012 – Today, SNA President Helen Phillips, SNS, submitted testimony for the hearing record to the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees.  The testimony focused on the Association’s support for the $35 million requested by USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service for School Meal Equipment Grants within the 2013 FY Agriculture Appropriations bill.

In her testimony, Helen noted that, “Many School Food Authorities (SFAs) throughout the nation have a significant need to replace and upgrade their equipment, particularly as we all work to implement the final rule revising school lunch and school breakfast meal standards.  Most importantly, new equipment will directly benefit the millions of children that school food service professionals serve each and every school day by enabling SFAs to provide more fruits and vegetables, and enabling SFAs to maintain, expand, and establish school breakfast programs throughout the nation.”

To read the full testimony, click here.

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