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USDA has released an interim final rule to extend current regulatory flexibility for school meal programs through SY 2018-19. SNA commended USDA for the extension and has called for even greater flexibility under whole grain and sodium mandates to address challenges.
SNA’s 2017 School Nutrition Trends Report reveals school menus feature more international flavors, made-to-order entrees and cleaner label options. The survey also reveals challenges with sodium and whole grain standards.
Reps. Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) have introduced H.R. 3738, the Healthy Breakfasts Help Kids Learn Act of 2017, to provide commodity support for the School Breakfast Program. The bill, endorsed by SNA, will allow more students to benefit from a nutritious school breakfast and enjoy a wider variety of American grown foods.
SNA joined U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue as he released an interim rule seeking regulatory flexibility for school meal programs.
More than 900 school nutrition professionals are headed to Capitol Hill to urge Congress to protect and strengthen school meal programs. The effort is part of School Nutrition Association’s (SNA) 45th annual Legislative Action Conference (LAC), April 2-4.
SNA has released its 2017 Position Paper, calling on Congress to oppose school meal block grants and bolster school nutrition programs, which offer a vital source of nutrition for more than 30 million students each school day.
SNA’s “School Nutrition Operations Report: The State of School Nutrition 2016” reveals more school cafeterias are utilizing strategies to increase consumption of fruits, vegetables and other healthy choices, while expanding student access to school meals.
SNA was joined by school nutrition advocates and Members of Congress in warning that block grants would slash school meal program budgets and impede their ability to serve students in need.
SNA is calling on Congress to pass a bipartisan Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill that reaffirms the long-standing federal commitment to ensuring student access to healthy meals at school.