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The House Education and the Workforce Committee has completed a discussion draft of legislation to reauthorize the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. SNA has issued a statement regarding the draft.
School nutrition professionals from across the country are headed to Capitol Hill to urge Congress to invest in healthy school meals. The effort is part of SNA’s 44th annual Legislative Action Conference (LAC).
SNA has released its 2016 Position Paper urging Congress to pass Child Nutrition Reauthorization legislation and help restore the fiscal solvency of school meal programs.
SNA and the School Superintendents Association have sent a letter to key members of Congress calling for a Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill that provides increased funding and flexibility under new nutrition standards for school meals and snacks.
With the Senate on the verge of introducing child nutrition reauthorization legislation, SNA President Jean Ronnei sent a letter to key members of Congress reiterating SNA’s plea for increased funding and commonsense flexibility under school nutrition regulations.
SNA is calling on Congress to pass a strong Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill providing school nutrition professionals more funding and flexibility to provide healthy, appealing meals for students.
SNA survey reveals widespread efforts to promote healthy choices, yet schools have been forced to cut staff and reserves and limit menu choices.
At a hearing before the House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, SNA incoming Vice President, Dr. Lynn Harvey, RD, LDN, FAND, SNS, testified to the costs of complying with new regulations on school meals and snacks.
School nutrition professionals from across the country will discuss the impact of new nutrition standards on school meal programs as part of two congressional staff briefings SNA is hosting.
During a hearing before the Senate Agriculture Committee, SNA member Cindy Jones testified on the need for greater funding and flexibility for schools to provide healthier choices to students in the cafeteria.
SNA President Julia Bauscher testified before the House Education and Workforce Committee to the value school meal programs provide students and the importance of meal program viability.