Courtesy of Saint Paul Public Schools
School Nutrition Programs need your help. Congress is considering legislation that impacts school nutrition programs and children’s access to healthy, well-balanced school meals. Visit the links below to find out how you can be part of the effort to improve school breakfast and lunch.
Contact Your Legislator in Support of School Meals
Visit SNA’s Legislative Action page to learn about school nutrition legislation being debated in Congress.
Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2009
Every five years Congress works to improve, tweak and reauthorize the federal Child Nutrition Programs. Learn more about this process.
Call for Adequate Funding for School Meals
Help your school nutrition program. The federal government reimburses schools for the free and reduced price meals they serve, but that reimbursement is too low. The average cost to prepare and serve a school lunch is $2.92, but the reimbursement for a free meal is only $2.68. With a higher reimbursement rate, schools could provide students with an even greater variety of fruits, vegetables and whole grains in school meals.
Contact Congress on Nutrition Standards
Ask your members of Congress to support H.R. 1324 and S. 934, the Child Nutrition Promotion and School Lunch Protection Act of 2009. These bills would allow the Secretary of Agriculture to set federal nutrition standards for foods and beverages sold outside of school breakfast and lunch.