Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Update on Child Nutrition Act

This is a quick update about the Child Nutrition Act:

Senator Blanche Lincoln recently said that she plans to start marking up the bill before March 26. She also said that she's seeking the biggest increase ever in funding for child nutrition programs, citing President Obama's proposal to add $1 billion per year. While that amount isn't enough to transform school lunch, it's still an important step forward and we encourage everyone to let Congress know it's a priority.

Two bills to support farm-to-school programs have also been introduced in the House and the Senate. A quick way to help these bills get included in the Child Nutrition Act is to call your legislators and and ask for their support.

Read more on the Slow Food USA blog.

For this and other news, you can always refer to the "Latest News" in the lower left section of the Time for Lunch web site, www.slowfoodusa.org/timeforlunch.

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