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Funding for School Nutrition Programs
Due to the increase in food, milk and energy costs, combined with high labor and benefits costs, the federal school meal reimbursement no longer covers the cost to prepare a balanced, nutritious school meal.  SNA remains committed to advocating for increased funding for Child Nutrition Programs

National School Nutrition Standards
SNA has engaged in a dialogue with school nutrition professionals to advocate for national school nutrition standards for school meals and other foods and beverages available in schools. Resources and links relating to this effort can be accessed here.

2010 Child Nutrition Reauthorization
Reauthorization offers an excellent opportunity for Congress to consider changes to these important programs that will improve health outcomes for children. Here you will find SNA positions and coverage of the process, as well as advocacy tools.

Eliminating the Reduced Price Category
ERP, or Eliminate Reduced Price, refers to the policy proposal to collapse the reduced price category for school meals into the free category.

Current School Nutrition Related Legislation
A listing of federal legislation introduced in the House and Senate relating to school nutrition programs.

Farm Bill
2007 - 2008 Farm Bill information and legislation.

2013 Legislative Issue Paper 
SNA's 2013 Legislative Issue Paper is a roadmap of the legislative priorities for the Association, as identified by members and the Public Policy and Legislative Committee and approved by the Executive Board.

Farm to School Programs
Farm to school programs consist of a wide variety of programs that include school gardens, nutrition education, and the opportunity to purchase fresh, locally grown farm products for use in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

Long-Range Legislative Plan
What are SNA's goals for the future of child nutrition? The Long-Range Legislative Plan outlines the Association's main focus areas and details the rationale behind each position.

 

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