The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act authorizes all of the federal child nutrition programs, including the School Breakfast, National School Lunch, Child and Adult Care Food, Summer Food Service, and the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Programs and WIC. These programs provide funding to ensure that low-income children have access to healthy and nutritious foods where they live, play, and learn. Congress reviews these programs through the reauthorization process.
The child nutrition programs touch the lives of millions of low-income children each day, and reauthorization provides an opportunity to improve and strengthen these programs. Research demonstrates the ability of the child nutrition programs to improve educational achievement, economic security, nutrition and health.
Download FRAC’s CNR Primer (pdf).
Get ready for #CNR2015. Priorities for the coming reauthorization include building on the many successes achieved by the previous one – continuing to expand the reach of the Afterschool Meal Program, strengthening the Summer Nutrition Programs so they can meet the needs of children and communities when school is out, continuing to support the momentum of school breakfast expansion in every state, and ensuring more children have a healthy start by improving early childhood nutrition programs.
FRAC will be releasing a series of brief with our recommendations for Child Nutrition Reauthorization. Download the first in the series: School Breakfast: Reaching More Children, Making Breakfast Better (pdf).