Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization

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The current law, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 is due for reauthorization by  September 30, 2015.

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.

Child Nutrition Forum

The Child Nutrition Forum is a diverse group of national organizations, facilitated by FRAC, who are working on a strong Child Nutrition Reauthorization. Visit the Forum’s web page for resources on CNR.

FRAC’s CNR Briefs

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