What’s Going on Right Now:
Healthy School Food and Farm to School
Every five or so years, Congress rewrites child nutrition program legislation in a large, single bill known as the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act (CNR). A large part of CNR includes legislation for our nation’s school-based meal programs (think school breakfast, lunch, and snacks), of which farm to school efforts are an important piece. The current CNR – the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 – expires in September 2015, meaning that Congress’ work on the act and grassroots advocacy around it starts NOW. We have the opportunity this fall to encourage more investment in farm to school efforts across the nation – leading to healthier kids and stronger local farm economies! Stay tuned for ways to support this work!
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