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July 28, 2022

House Committee Advances Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill

The Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act passed through the House Committee on Education and Labor yesterday! Thank you to everyone who took action and advocated. This is a moment to celebrate!

Of course, this is only step one. This bill needs to continue passing through the whole House as well as the Senate. Letting legislators know what’s important to us and thanking them when they listen is crucial feedback, and continuing to spread the word to our communities on supporting child nutrition is key.

April, 6, 2022 

Support Kids Not Red Tape Act

WASHINGTON–U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) joined U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) in introducing the Support Kids Not Red Tape Act, which would extend USDA school meal waivers from June 30, 2022 to September 30, 2023. These waivers have been crucial to helping schools and organizations feed children throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. With most schools still facing challenges as they return to normal operations, the flexibilities the waivers provide give our schools and summer meal programs much-needed support to deal with ongoing food service issues and keep kids fed. The bill will also help schools transition back to normal meal operations under the National School Lunch Program. USDA requested this authority be extended in the omnibus.

Murphy, Blumenthal, Stabenow Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Extend School and Summer Meal Waivers to Feed Children (senate.gov)

 

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Free and Reduced Meals Application

Review the income guidelines to confirm eligibility and then fill out the application and return it to Food Services.

Letter to Household – Income Guidelines

Programa Nacional de Almuerzo Escolar/Programa de Desayuno Escolar

Online Application for Free and Reduced Meals (please use Google Chrome web browser to access)

Free and Reduced Price Meals (PDF)

 

https://www.cleveland.com/news/2022/04/anti-hunger-advocates-afraid-of-school-years-end-when-free-meals-for-many-ohio-kids-might-stop.html

With federal funding ending, full-priced school lunches could be on the menu for many students next year