Down to the Wire on Child Nutrition Act Reauthorization
September 23, 2010 | Written By: Healthy Schools Campaign
The latest news we're hearing is that action is very near on Child Nutrition Act reauthorization. The House is now considering taking up the Senate bill, which invests $4.5 billion in child nutrition but cuts $2.2 billion from SNAP (food stamps) to do so. Congress has until Sept. 30 to act before the current version of the act expires.
As the act is reauthorized only once every five years, this is an important opportunity to shape the future of school food, particularly in light of First Lady Michelle Obama’s call to end childhood obesity in a generation.
HSC is advocating for a timely reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act that makes kids' health a priority by setting policy and providing funding for healthy school meals. We urge our elected leaders in the House to adequately fund healthy school food without taking money from food stamps.
Be part of the movement for healthy school food by sending a letter to let your Representative know that child nutrition must be a priority.