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Child Nutrition Bill Released

June 10, 2010- The House Committee introduces the Child Nutrition Bill known as “Improving Nutrition for America’s Chiildren Act of 2010.”


The bill includes key components to support youth in after school and community programs:

Improve Quality of Food Served
-Create research-based voluntary snack standards for food sold in schools.
-Bring knowledge of cultural and economic factors that contribute to hunger and food insecurity.
-Get more sponsors for after school at-risk meal service programs.

Increase Food Access Year Around
-After school and other out of school program may receive incentive funding if they provide food for youth year around.

Get Money for Healthy Meals
-Although the proposed increase is only 6 cents per meal, this will be the first major increase in 30 years.
-Schools that provide fruits, veggies and whole grains will be prioritized for funding.

The challenges ahead include time and money. It is critical to get the bill done before the extension expires in September and to find sustainable funding sources for child nutrition. The funding request is 800 million per year , up from 450 million in the Senate’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, but not quite at the 1 billion the President proposed.

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Child Nutrition Bill Released


June 11 - June 30, 2010