As reported by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), the proposed 2012 budget released by President Barack Obama on Febuary 14th, 2011, provides strong support for the federal nutrition programs and the anticipated growth in those programs – especially as tens of millions of Americans continue to struggle with food insecurity, hunger, unemployment, and wages and hours of work that are inadequate to support families.
It covers expected growth in SNAP (food stamps) and child nutrition programs and funds the key elements of the recently passed Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act. (see link to School Nutrition Association web site, below).
Importantly, the President also proposes to restore the cuts to SNAP made in December to partially finance child nutrition reauthorization, and proposes to suspend for an additional fiscal year the time limits for certain working-age, low-income adults without dependents. Lots of links and information about the legislation and its impact available on the School Nutrition Association website here.