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SNA President Attends Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act Signing Ceremony
National Harbor, MD (December 13, 2010) – Today, School Nutrition Association President Nancy Rice, M.Ed., RD, LD, SNS, joined President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in celebrating the passage of S. 3307, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Rice looked on as President Obama signed the long-awaited child nutrition reauthorization bill into law at Harriet Tubman Elementary School in Washington, DC.
School Nutrition Association members were strong supporters of the legislation and its provisions to expand access to healthy school meals, ensure all foods sold at school are healthy choices, and increase funds for school nutrition programs serving more nutritious choices.
SNA President Nancy Rice was in attendance this morning as President Obama signed the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill at Harriet Tubman Elementary School in Washington, DC.
“School Nutrition Association joins families nationwide in thanking President Obama, the First Lady and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack for their sustained efforts to pass child nutrition reauthorization and expand children’s access to healthy school meals,” said Rice. “The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act recognizes the importance of school meals to the health and academic success of America’s children and gives school nutrition programs critical resources to bring more fresh produce, whole grains and low-fat dairy products into cafeterias. School nutrition professionals look forward to working with the Administration, parents, principals and community leaders to meet new nutrition standards for school meals and explore new avenues for promoting healthy lifestyles for our children.”
School Nutrition Association is a proud partner of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! campaign.
SNA, (http://www.schoolnutrition.org ) the School Nutrition Association, is a national, non-profit professional organization representing more than 53,000 members who provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students across the country. Founded in 1946, the Association and its members are dedicated to feeding children safe and nutritious meals.