Implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act


On December 13, 2010, President Barack Obama signed S. 3307, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act into law. Now that the bill has been signed, the challenging work of implementing the legislation begins. Over the next several months, USDA will release guidance to state agencies and school food authorities (SFAs), explaining how to implement various provisions in P.L. 111-296. 

The School Breakfast Program and the National School Lunch Program are permanently authorized. However the other child nutrition programs that affect school nutrition operators must be reauthorized every five years. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), State Administrative Expenses (SAE), the Special Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and other smaller pieces of the complete package of child nutrition programs must be renewed because they have actual expiration dates.  P.L. 111-296 reauthorizes these programs for the next 5 years.

You will find resources, links and other information on implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, continually updated.

Implementation & Guidance Documents

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