Federal Legislation & Regulations

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) was established by the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, while other federal child nutrition programs, including the School Breakfast Program (SBP), were created by the Child Nutrition Act of 1966.

Every five years, Congress reviews and amends these programs through Child Nutrition Reauthorization. The most recent reauthorization law, The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, P.L. 111-296, was signed into law on December 13, 2010.

SNA’s 2014 Position Paper outlines SNA’s advocacy goals for Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2015. SNA members can participate in the reauthorization process by attending SNA’s Legislative Action Conference, utilizing SNA’s Policy Resources, and supporting SNA’s Political Action Committee.

Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act Resources:

USDA Resources:

  • USDA Policy Memos
  • USDA School Meal Regulations
  • USDA Federal Register Notices
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