Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization

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The current law, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 is set to expire on 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.

Currently on the Hill…

On May 19th, the House Education and the Workforce Committee held its second hearing related to CNR, titled “Addressing Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in Federal Child Nutrition Programs,” that primarily focused on the WIC program and school meals. Follow this link to witness testimony, statements, and an archived webcast.

On April 15th, a House Education and the Workforce Committee hearing examined the role and operation of federal child nutrition programs, kicking off its Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) process that technically is due for completion by September 30, 2015. Follow this link to witness testimony, statements and an archived webcast and this link to read FRAC’s written testimony (pdf) submitted to the committee.

On May 7th, the Senate Agriculture Committee held its first hearing related to CNR. Follow this link  to witness testimony, statements and an archived webcast.

FRAC’s CNR Briefs and Webinars

Download the published briefs and view the past webinars:

CNR Briefs (pdf files)
CNR 101 Webinar Recordings

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