Child Nutrition

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School Meals

It’s hard to learn when you’re hungry

Nutrition programs promote wellness and prepare students to learn. All students deserve healthy school meals.

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Child nutrition programs are a key element in the fight against hunger among children.
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Consumption of fruits and vegetables has increased since passage of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act in 2010.
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Maintaining Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act nutrition standards is a key to student health and achievement.
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Food service workers need ongoing professional development provided at no cost during regular, paid working hours.
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Schools need updated kitchen equipment and infrastructure to serve healthy meals in a cost-effective way.

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Bills in Congress

A bill to establish a permanent, nationwide electronic benefits transfer (EBT) program for children during school breaks and closures.

A bill to establish a permanent, nationwide electronic benefits transfer (EBT) program for children during school breaks and closures.

A bill which would provide for the long-term with the most cost-effective and inclusive model for ensuring all students have access to nutritious meals without overwhelming barriers such as stigma, burdensome paperwork, or threats to have their children taken away.

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