Senate Passes Child Nutrition Act

On August 5, the Senate approved the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which will provide $4.5 billion over the next 10 years to help make school food more nutritious and feed children in need.

The legislation, which now moves to the House and is expected to pass, will increase the amount of low-income children eligible for free or reduced-price school meals, helping to improve the overall health of our nation’s children and battle hunger.

Read more about this important bill in a recent New York Times article by Andrew Martin: Senate Passes Child Nutrition Act.