New School Meals Bills Introduced in Congress

2019-06-03

Four new bills impacting school nutrition programs were recently introduced:

  • Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) introduced  H.R. 2651, the Improving Training for School Food Service Workers Act, which would clarify requirements for training programs for school foodservice workers.
  • Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) introduced  H.R. 2688, the Salad Bars in Schools Expansion Act, which would expand the use of salad bars in schools by establishing a grant program to fund the costs of installing salad bars.
  • Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) introduced  H.R. 2706, the Feeding Hungry Students in Schools Act of 2019, which would address food insecurity for students by allowing schools to receive, store, and distribute food donations from charitable organizations on campus.
  • Rep. Don Young (R-AK) introduced  H.R. 2818, which would fight childhood hunger by expanding access to summer meal programs by reducing regulatory burdens for local organization serving summer meals and expanding the availability of meals and snacks to students outside of normal school hours.

View all the school nutrition Federal bills listed in the SNA  Action Network.

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