Nutrition Association Legislative Action Center
Idaho delegates attended the 46th
Legislative Action Conference (LAC), March 4th – 6th,
"Highlights of the conference were the USDA shared a few updates, a visit from Kevin Censky (from Sonny Perdue office), and of course the Hill visits.
USDA was recapping the waiver on the sodium and whole grain. Kevin Censky
told us that Sonny is working hard to simplify our programs and helping with
the sodium and whole grain guidelines.
We went to the Hill with the position paper on
- Oppose any effort to block grant school meal programs
- Support H.R. 3738, the Healthy Breakfast Help Kids
Learn Act, to provide 6 cents in USDA Foods for every school breakfast
- Continue to monitor and support UDSA’s work to simplify overly burdensome child nutrition mandates to improve efficiencies and reduce costs. The final rule on school meal program flexibility should: 1. Maintain the Target 1 sodium levels and eliminate future targets. 2. Restore the initial requirement that at least half of grains offered with school meals be whole grain rich.
We visited with the aides of Simpson and Crapo, Risch dropped in for a bit but it was a busy day, Labrador sat & visited with us for some time. No one but Labrador expressed options on the Position paper. Overall it was a good day and a great conference."
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