National School Lunch Program
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is soliciting public comments to help the department prepare for the 2009 legislative reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Programs, including the School Lunch and School Breakfast programs, and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). USDA intends to gather input that will help it better understand the needs and concerns of program cooperators and participants at the state and local levels, including representatives from state agencies, local program offices, industry, and state and local advocacy groups. The department has developed a framework of three themes to help focus the discussion of reauthorization issues: (1) strengthening program management and improving nutrition services; (2) ensuring that all eligible persons have access to program benefits; and (3) advancing technology and innovation. Written comments are due by October 15, 2008.
73 Fed. Reg. 29107 (May 20, 2008)