Child Nutrition

Issue Brief and Resources

School Nutrition

As childhood obesity becomes more prevalent, nutrition in schools has become a hot topic.

Why is This Important to Your School District?

School nutrition is vitally important in fostering a healthy and positive learning environment for children to achieve their full potential.

What to Tell Congress:  NSBA's Position

Urge Congress to refrain from enacting legislation restricting the authority of local school districts to address the issue of childhood nutrition. NSBA does not support additional regulations or mandates on schools outside of the federally subsidized school lunch and breakfast programs.

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Additional Resources

NSBA Issue Brief: Child Nutrition
Learn more about NSBA's position on child nutrition.

NSBA Comment on Interim Final Rule for Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School (10-28-2013)

Public Comment on Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools (4-9-13)

NSBA's Comments to Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (9-16-11)
Read NSBA's comments on paid meal pricing.

NSBA's Letter to the Full House
June 14, 2011 - Statement on report language

NSBA's Statement to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education
Read NSBA's statement on the financial impact of provisions included in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.

NSBA's Comments to Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (4-4-11)
Read NSBA's comments on child nutrition reauthorization. Other key provisions of the child nutrition reauthorization are described in NSBA’s Issue Brief below.

Implementation Plan: Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act ot 2010
The U.S. Department of Education Implementation timeline for new school meal standards, new standards for competitive foods, paid meal price requirements, indirect costs, and other provisions of the bill.

NSBA's Statement to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture
Read NSBA's statement on the financial impact of provisions included in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.

Child Nutrition Reauthorization Key Provisions
December 17, 2010 - The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFK) was signed by the President on December 13, 2010.

NSBA's Letter to the House of Representatives
November 30, 2010 - The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (S. 3307)

Joint Letter to the House
November 15, 2010 - Child Nutrition Reauthorization

Joint Letter to the House and Senate
September 16, 2010 - Child Nutrition Reauthorization

NSBA's Letter to the House Committee on Education and Labor
July 14, 2010 - Improving Nutrition for America’s Children (INAC) Act

NSBA's Letter to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
April 6, 2010 - The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids (HHFK) Act

Analysis of Select School Nutrition Legislation in the 111th Congress
The Child Nutrition Act is due for reauthorization by September 2010. Several bills are passed or pending in the 111th Congress pertaining to school nutrition issues.

Testimony before the House Education & Labor Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities
Read NSBA's formal testimony on "Improving Child Nutrition Programs to Reduce Childhood Obesity."

Testimony before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry
Read NSBA's Statement for the Record on "Beyond Federal School Meal Programs: Reforming Nutrition for Kids in Schools."

NSBA's Letter to the Senate: December 7, 2007

 
 
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