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Emily Pickren

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2016 — The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) applauds the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for issuing rules today on new meal nutrition standards for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP): Child and Adult Care Food Program: Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (pdf).

The new rules aim to make a good program even better. By offering meals consistent with the U.S. Dietary Guidelines, child care and afterschool programs will provide millions of low-income children better access to much-needed fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lower-fat dairy foods. This is an important step in addressing the nutritional shortfalls in our nation’s children’s diets and helping to tackle the nation’s obesity problem.

FRAC will work with our partners to support successful implementation of the new rules.

Statement attributed to James Weill, president of the Food Research & Action Center.

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Join FRAC and USDA for a webinar on the proposed rule. Learn what you need to know about USDA’s recently issued healthier CACFP meal pattern and nutrition standards, and ask your questions. For additional information please contact Geri Henchy, or (202) 986-2200 x3025.