SNA and Allied Orgs Host Press Conference to #StoptheBlock on Capitol Hill


SNA President Jean Ronnei moderates and provides the SNA
perspective at the press conference.

On June 15, 2016, school nutrition advocates and Members of Congress warned an audience of Capitol Hill staff and reporters that block grants would slash school meal program budgets and impede their ability to serve students in need. The press conference was hosted by SNA, along with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Food Research & Action Center. The press conference highlighted the financial ramifications of the proposed block grant provision in H.R. 5003, The Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016. Remarks were provided by: Jean Ronnei, SNS, President, School Nutrition Association; The Honorable Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA); The Honorable Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR); Dr. Lynn Harvey, RDN, FAND, SNS, Chief, School Nutrition Services, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction; The Honorable Alma Adams (D-NC); and Jim Weill, President, Food Research and Action Center.

SNA Vice President, Dr. Lynn Harvey shares the impact a block
grant would have in N.C.

The message was loud and clear. Speakers noted examples from across the country of the financial consequences of the proposed block grant pilot, citing staff reductions, cutting into financial reserves, cancelling equipment investments and limiting menu choices—all consequences that would impact a child’s access to nutritious meals. See the press release for more details.

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