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From the Kitchen to the Congress: A Child Nutrition Reauthorization Blog

SNA Releases Legislative Issue Paper

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SNA released its 2009 Legislative Issue Paper today.  Each year, SNA presents Congress with the critical issues facing school nutrition professionals nationwide.

The 2009 Legislative Issue Paper focuses on several important areas SNA would like addressed through Reauthorization:

  1. Increase the per meal reimbursement of all school meals by 35 cents for all meals to keep pace with rising costs and implementing the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
  2. Improve nutrition standards by requiring the Department of Agriculture to implement a consistent, science-based interpretation of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans for all federally reimbursed school meals.

To view a complete copy of the 2009 Legislative Issue Paper, click here. Legislative Issue Paper talking points will be posted soon.

The Legislative Issue Paper is based on input from SNA members and is drafted by members of the Association’s Public Policy and Legislation Committee.  After final approval from the Board of Directors, the paper is used to guide SNA’s legislative actions.  As always, the goal of the Association is provide over 30 million children with safe, healthy school meals through the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program.

Keep reading From the Kitchen to the Congress for the latest reauthorization news, including live blogging from the 2009 Legislative Action Conference.