Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act (Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act)
An update on Child Nutrition Reauthorization, as of January 2017:
Last fall, 114th Congress was unable to pass a strong, updated version of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act, also known as the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act. Multiple bills including the Farm to School Act of 2017, Fruit and Vegetable Access for Children Act, American Food for American Schools Act of 2017, the Anti-lunch Shaming Act, and the School Lunch Affordability Act are still priority items as Congress continues their debate about child nutrition programs.
From the National Farm to School Network: “Yesterday, members of Congress took the first step toward a major win for local economies, farm families and the health of our nation’s children. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Representatives Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Marcia Fudge (D-OH) introduced the bipartisan Farm to School Act of 2017.”