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Child Nutrition Reauthorization - 2019 Updates

Updates to the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill, Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2017 (formerly the Healthy-Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010-2015).

This Act ensures that kids receive healthy food by funding school meals; supplemental nutrition assistance for Women, Infants and Children (WIC); the summer feeding program and more. Click here to see more information about this legislation.

Learn more about this through the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act primer from the Food Research and Action Center.


Updates: 

5/30/2019

  • In December, the final rule provided flexibility to the national school meal nutrition standards. Low fat, flavored milk is allowed in school, sodium restrictions are postponed, and half the servings of weekly grains must be whole grain-rich.
  • Check this awesome summary of the rollback of the healthful school lunch standards outlined by the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act.