Legislative Action Center

Thousands of Organizations Endorse CNR Priorities

Summer Meals Act of 2015 endorsers (pdf)

Stop Child Summer Hunger Act of 2015 endorsers (pdf)

The Access to Healthy Food for Young Children Act of 2015 endorsers (pdf)

Download FRAC’s Fact Sheets

Why Congress Must Protect and Strengthen SNAP (pdf)

Four Key Facts in Support of the New Nutrition Standards (pdf)

New Studies Continue to Report that Parents, Students, Schools, and Health Research Support the New Federal School Nutrition Standards (pdf)

2015 Congressional Calendar (pdf)

Take Action

The Senate Agriculture Committee released its proposed bill “The Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016” (pdf) – otherwise known as the Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) for their mark up on Jan. 20th. Read FRAC’s statement and analysis of the bill. View the recorded webcast of the mark up here.

Advocacy is still needed to ensure a strong child nutrition bill as the Senate moves forward with their bill and the House considers which provisions their bill may include.

To find out if your Members of Congress currently sponsor child nutrition bills that include proposed changes to be included in the Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR), click the bill numbers below.

Learn more about these bills and other child nutrition bills that FRAC is following.

Other Actions to Take:

Share FRAC’s CNR priorities (pdf) with your Members of Congress.

Individuals: Sign our petition telling Congress you want an end to hunger in America, not ill-considered budget proposals that would cut SNAP and – as a result — increase hunger.

On the Hill

Senate released their proposed bill “The Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016” (pdf) for 1/20/16 mark up. Read FRAC’s statement and analysis of the bill.

Senate Agriculture Committee releases statement on CNR – Roberts, Stabenow: Child Nutrition Top Priority in New Year.

House and Senate passed FY16 Omnibus Appropriations Act and Tax Extender package in December 2015. See Appropriations page for details.

  • Highlights: $23 million for summer EBT program; $6.350 billion for WIC; EITC and CTC improvements made permanent in Tax Extender.

About the FRAC Action Council

The FRAC Action Council is the 501(c)(4) arm of the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC).