PUBLIC POLICY & LEGISLATION
Information for preparing for Capitol Hill visits
Letter to request your Representative Cosponsor HR 1303 which is a bipartisan bill aimed at addressing elements of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
Letter to Committee on Education and the Workforce to endorse H.R. 1303 and ask the Committee to take up and report the bill as soon as possible.
HNS# 029-13 USDA SP 34-2013; Paid Lunch Equity; Guidance for SY 2013-14.... Click below to read more.
House Bill 1303 dated March 20, 2013; School Nutrition Flexibility Act. Congressman Steve Stivers (R - OH) today introduced the School Nutrition Flexibility Act, a bipartisan bill that gives local school administrators more flexibility to better support children and provide nutritious school meals.... Click below to read more.
USDA Memo # SP 26-2013 dated February 25, 2013: Extending Flexibility in the Meat/Meat Alternate and Grains Maximums for School Year 2013-14
The National School Lunch Act has been structured as an entitlement program since it was enacted in 1946. That means for each meal served consistent with the statute and regulations, the school is "entitled" to a federal reimbursement.... Click below to read more.
A comparison of the issues SNA submitted in its 11 page submission on the USDA proposed meal pattern regulation and comparison to the final regulation on the meal pattern.
First Lady Michelle Obama's letter to School Professionals, Teachers, Food Service Directors, Operators and School Chefs.
Comparison of Current and New Regulatory Requirements under Final Rule "Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs" Jan. 2012
Implementation Timeline for Final Rule - Implementation of most meal requirements in the NSLP begins SY 2012-2013. In the SBP, the meal requirements (other than milk) will be implemented gradually beginning SY 2013-2014.
Final Rule Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs – Jan. 2012
This final rule updates the meal patterns and nutrition standards for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs to align them with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This rule requires most schools to increase the availability of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free and low-fat fluid milk in school meals....