SNA Member Addresses Congressional Committee

2020-09-23

Governance Update imageOn September 23, 2020, SNA member Angela Richey, MPH, RD, SNS, addressed members of the House Committee on Education and Labor during a briefing entitled, America’s Child Hunger Crisis: Examining the Urgent Need for Federal Action.

Ms. Richey, who serves as Nutrition Services Director for Roseville Area and St. Anthony/New Brighton Schools in Minnesota, provided an overview of the many challenges school nutrition professionals have faced as they have worked to serve students during the pandemic. She stressed how critical child nutrition program waivers have been to meal program operations this year and thanked the House for their recent vote to extend the waivers through the end of SY 2020/21. Ms. Richey also discussed the need to provide school nutrition programs emergency relief funds to mitigate COVID-19 financial losses.

During his opening remarks, Chairman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) emphasized the importance of waivers to combat childhood hunger and commented, “there is no question that we must secure additional federal funding for all child nutrition programs.”

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