What Is The Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill?
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 authorizes funding for federal school meal and child nutrition programs and increases to healthy food for low-income children. The bill that reauthorizes these programs is often referred to by shorthand as the child nutrition reauthorization bill. This particular bill reauthorizes child nutrition programs for five year and includes $4.5 Billion in new funding for these programs over 10 years. Many of the programs featured in the Act do not have a specific expiration date, but Congress is periodically required to review and reauthorize funding. This reauthorization presents an important opportunity to strengthen programs to address more effectively the needs of our nation’s children and young adults.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
Improves Nutrition and Focuses on Reducing Childhood Obesity
Increases Program Monitoring and Integrity
WHAT IS THE TIME FRAME?
USDA will work with states, school districts, and neighborhoods to implement the provisions of the bill and Americans will start to see the changes in their communities over time. At this moment, implementation guidelines are still being developed and updates will come in the near future. Many groups are in the “comment” phase of a policy as it is being developed and many more recommendations and requirements will be published in the near future.
Meal Rate Increase Taking Effect Soon:
Please see the attached PDF file regarding upcoming meal rate increases.
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