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Food Policy Action Denounces Political House Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill

Food Policy Action Denounces Political House Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill

By | May 18th, 2016 | FPA Blogs & News, Press Releases - Food Policy Action |


Statement by FPA Executive Director Claire Benjamin DiMattina WASHINGTON, DC — Today the House Education and Workforce Committee released out of markup a political Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) bill—Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016 (H.R. 5003)—that would roll back years of progress on child nutrition and deny large numbers of low-income children access…


Statement by FPA Executive Director Claire Benjamin DiMattina WASHINGTON, DC — Today the House Education and Workforce Committee released out of markup ...

Statement by FPA Executive Director Claire Benjamin DiMattina

WASHINGTON, DC — Today the House Education and Workforce Committee released out of markup a political Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) bill—Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016 (H.R. 5003)—that would roll back years of progress on child nutrition and deny large numbers of low-income children access to the nutritious meals they need for their health and learning.

“Today’s passage of H.R. 5003 by the House Education and Workforce committee is unacceptable,” said Claire Benjamin DiMattina, FPA Executive Director. “We urge Congress to stop this harmful bill in its tracks and put our nation’s children ahead of politics. Turning back advances in our child nutrition programs is not putting children first. We need to move forward, not backward. Healthy food for kids shouldn’t be political, and we will continue to fight for a bill that ensures all children have access to nutritious meals at school.”

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