Federal Food/Nutrition Programs

Latest News

Register now for the Mar 19, 2015 Afterschool Meals Matter Conference Call: Evaluating your Afterschool Meal Program.

March 3, 2015 – CNR Update: Summer Meals Act Would Help Close Hunger Gap for Millions of Children.

March and April – Time to establish logistics for this year’s summer meal programs, according to FRAC’s Summer Meals Calendar and Guide.

February 13, 2015 – November 2014 SNAP participation: More than 46 Million Americans.

February 10, 2015 -FRAC Releases Two New School Breakfast Program reports.

Federal Nutrition Program Resources

Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act Implementation

President Obama signed into law the new Child Nutrition Reauthorization law on December 14th. Titled The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (S. 3307) (pdf), it broadens the Afterschool Meal Program to cover all 50 states (currently it covers just 13), supports the expansion of direct certification for school meals, improves area eligibility rules so more family child care homes can use the CACFP program, changes summer food rules to make it easier for nonprofits to operate, makes important reforms in the nutritional quality of food served in schools and child care, and makes “competitive” foods sold or offered in schools more nutritious. This page contains the most up-to-date information and links to information on implementing The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act.

Implementation Webinar Series

  • FRAC’s Webinar series, Child Nutrition Reauthorization: Putting the Act Into Action, examines the provisions of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act and provides steps to make the provisions of the Act a success.

Implementation Resources