Senators Introduce Legislation to Eliminate Weekly Maximums on Grains and Meat & Meat Alternates


March 1, 2013 - Yesterday, Senators John Hoeven (R-ND), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Jerry Moran, (R-KS), James Inhofe (R-OK), John Thune (R-SD), Dan Coats (R-IN), and Pat Roberts (R-KS) introduced S. 427, the “Sensible School Lunch Act”, which would amend the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) by eliminating the weekly maximums for grains and meat/meat alternates. SNA staff worked with Senator Hoeven’s staff on drafting the legislation which would permanently resolve the first point on the SNA 2013 Issue Paper. It is expected that a House companion bill will be introduced in the coming weeks. Senator Hoeven will be one of the speakers at the Closing General Session on Wednesday at next week’s  LAC and will likely be discussing the “Sensible School Act” in his remarks. 

The full text of the legislation can be found here.


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