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Child Nutrition Reauthorization

Congress: Support, Don't Stymie, Student Health and Nutrition

Rob Bisceglie | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
Rob Bisceglie

For the sake of our children and a stronger future for our country, we should all hope that Congress takes actions that support the efforts of schools and organizations working to improve school and child health and not hinder them.

School Food Fight: My Interview with Senator Debbie Stabenow

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 03.02.2017 | Politics
Bettina Elias Siegel

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), ranking member of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry, has consistently been a strong advocate for fed...

Learning Lifelong Healthy Eating in the School Lunchroom

Simin Nikbin Meydani | Posted 10.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Simin Nikbin Meydani

We all know there's a lot more than reading, writing and arithmetic that children learn in school. Until the national school lunch program was modified in 2010 nutrition hadn't been high on the list and now that is being threatened by efforts in Congress.

No, Students Do Not Really "Hate School Lunches"

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 09.29.2016 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

By now many of you have likely read "Why Students Hate School Lunches," by Kate Murphy in this week's New York Times Sunday Review. Here's my one word reaction to the piece: GAH!!!!

In Defense of School Food

Daniel J. Schultz | Posted 08.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Daniel J. Schultz

As the deadline for the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act approaches, the debate around school food has reached a cacophony of opinions. The...

Bridging the Gap Between Summer & Hunger

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 06.30.2016 | Education
Linda Novick O'Keefe

When we think about summer, many of us think about baseball games, BBQs and family vacations. For some families, summer can also be a time of uncertainty and hunger. Feeding and taking care of the people that need help in our own country, in our own communities, has always been important to me.

Don't Let Food Industry Stir the Pot

Pam Koch | Posted 05.23.2015 | Politics
Pam Koch

We can help all of our citizens have a healthier and more productive future when we let science and public health, and not food industry, cook up our food policy.

An Open Letter to President Obama: For Our Children

Eva M. Clayton | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics
Eva M. Clayton

I am as committed as ever to see these goals manifest both at home and abroad, but I need you to do all that you can to work with Congress to reauthorize and strengthen The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act. Again, thank you for your steadfast leadership.

Education Sets the Table for Healthy Eating in School

Pam Koch | Posted 12.22.2014 | New York
Pam Koch

We would like to see the percentage of schools with NEPs double by 2020, so that most NYC school children, particularly those in the highest-needs schools, have access to education that helps them build healthy futures.

Passing The Child Nutrition Bill Is A Win For Children

Penny Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Penny Lee

The measure will make more nutritious foods more accessible throughout school campuses and reduce less nutritious options. The bill's passage comes not a moment too soon.

Should School Lunch be Free for All? Janet Poppendieck Thinks So

Regina Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Regina Weiss

Making school meals universally available and free for every child would not only offer a great moral good but would also offer a very smart, economical and efficient investment.

The Last-Minute Fight To Pass The Child Nutrition Act

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"It's this opportunity or we lose it," said Representative George Miller, a California Democrat and sponsor of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act...

Can a Lame Duck Feed Hungry Kids?

Rabbi Steve Gutow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Steve Gutow

At the end of September, Congress adjourned in advance of the midterm elections without voting on one of the most important, popular, and bipartisan b...

Dinner in the Desert

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sarah Newman

We all bear the consequences if these children don't eat.

43 Million Reasons for Congress to Get Serious

Rabbi Steve Gutow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Steve Gutow

Poor kids will not be able to learn as well or as easily as they could if they were not feeling the pangs of hunger and stress and illness that come with poverty. Poverty is not a partisan issue, but a moral one.

Latino Children in America are More Likely to be Hungry

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

In the middle of National Hispanic Heritage Month, I am soberly reminded that child hunger is even more prevalent among Latino households -- one in three Latino children is food insecure.

For Some Children, Going Back to School Means Getting to Eat

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

For low-income families who struggle to overcome hunger, back-to-school season brings an end to the strain of putting additional meals on the table when the free and reduced-price school breakfasts and lunches are unavailable.

Why The House Child Nutrition Bill Is Better For Children

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

While the improvements to the quality of foods provided by our child nutrition programs is a strong step forward, there are two shortfalls to the legislation that the House should consider before taking up the Senate bill.

Shofar to Congress: Wake Up! Work Still Needs to be Done

Rabbi Steve Gutow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Steve Gutow

It is the end of the hot months of summer and some Americans and Washingtonians, particularly, are in their last days of vacation. In political Washin...

Would it Spoil Some Vast Eternal Plan?

Billy Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Billy Shore

Politics should be put aside to quickly bring the Child Nutrition Reauthorization to the House and Senate floors. To not would be to put the health of our children at risk.

Bringing the Food Revolution to Our Schools

Lynda Resnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lynda Resnick

Given school cafeteria menus, it's no wonder that our nation's children are developing poor eating habits. As places of learning, schools have a responsibility to also educate on nutrition.

Let's Move Child Nutrition

Debra Eschmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Debra Eschmeyer

Can you show the Mom-in-Chief how motivated we are to pass the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act?

Lousy School Lunch Bill, One Step Closer to Passage

Jill Richardson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jill Richardson

Michelle Obama started her government-wide "Let's Move" program to improve children's health and nutrition, but Blanche Lincoln's the author of the Senate child nutrition bill. And Lincoln is no Michelle Obama.

Health Care and America's Hungry

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vicki B. Escarra

While debate continues over the direction of health care reform, I encourage you to keep in mind the low-income men, women and families who regularly ...

How Will We Feed the Nearly One in Four Children Facing Hunger in America?

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

Last week, I was on a phone call with more than one thousand Americans. My organization, Feeding America, hosted a virtual town hall meeting with Ra...