NSBA President Calls for Flexibility for School Meal Programs

2014-07-30

In the August 2014 issue of the American School Board Journal, the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) monthly magazine, NSBA President Anne Byrne, a registered nurse and member of New York’s Nanuet School Board, affirmed NSBA’s support for SNA’s request for flexibility under new meal pattern requirements.

In her “President’s Corner” post, Byrne discussed NSBA’s support for the goals of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, but expressed concerns about the impact of the final regulations. “Unfortunately, these overly rigid mandates have led to higher costs for school districts and unintended consequences such as wasted food or reduced participation in the school meal program. This undermines the good efforts of school district leaders who want to ensure that their students are healthy and ready to learn.”

Earlier this year, NSBA sent a letter to key Members of Congress requesting their support for language in the Fiscal Year 2015 Agriculture Appropriations Bill to provide school meal programs with greater flexibility under the new standards.

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