Child Nutrition Reauthorization Now Law

As reported by the Food Research and Action Center, President Obama signed into law the new Child Nutrition Reauthorization law on December 14th. Titled The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, it broadens the Afterschool Meal Program to cover all 50 states (currently it covers just 13), supports the expansion of direct certification for school meals, improves area eligibility rules so more family child care homes can use the CACFP program, changes summer food rules to make it easier for nonprofits to operate, makes important reforms in the nutritional quality of food served in schools and child care, and makes “competitive” foods sold or offered in schools more nutritious.

FRAC is going to take the lead to move the process forward by offering a Webinar series – CNR: Putting the Act into Action– that will explore key improvements made by the bill and outline the steps necessary for its effective implementation. A link to the Webinar information is here.

PHOTO CREDIT: FRAC President Jim Weill took the photo above during the signing ceremony.

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End Childhood Hunger/End Child Hunger advocates for greater access to existing federal programs such as school breakfast, school lunch, after-school snacks, after-school dinners, summer meals, and more nutrition education. We utilize social media for advocacy and to support public and private like-minded organizations, educate, promote awareness, fight for change and for an end to childhood hunger.
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