Senate Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill Released


The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry has released the Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016, legislation to reauthorize the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.

Click here to download the complete bill text.
Click here to download a section by section, detailing the bill’s provisions.

On Friday, SNA announced details of the bill’s agreement on nutrition standards for school meals. Click here to read SNA’s statement and a summary of the agreement, which preserves strong standards to benefit students while easing some regulatory mandates to alleviate unintended challenges facing school meal programs.

SNA is currently reviewing the other sections of the legislation and will provide further updates shortly. The committee will hold a markup of the bill on Wednesday, January 20, at 10:00 am. A live webcast of the hearing will be aired on the Senate Agriculture Committee website.

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