Nutrition Association Legislative Action Center.
A Day on Capitol Hill 2020 LAC
Legislative Action Conference March 8-10, 2020.
LAC Conference was a great experience, we was able to hear from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, Secretary Perdue discussed the great work all Child Nutrition Professionals have done to feed the Nations Children.
During our visits to the Hill we was able to visit with our Idaho Senators and House of Representatives. During our visits we discussed the following items and asked for their continued support.
- Eliminate the Reduced Price Category
- Expand Direct Certification to include Medicaid Students for free and reduced price meals in all states
- We asked for support with adequate time to eat Healthy School meals.
- Maintain the Flexibilities with the Milk, Whole grains and Sodium requirements.
- Increase in Commodities for Breakfast.
2020 Position Paper
ACDA (American Commodity Distribution Association) Policy update:
"ACDA AND SNA JOINT SUPPORT FOR HEALTHY BREAKFASTS HELP KIDS LEARN ACT
The American Commodity
Distribution Association (ACDA) and the School Nutrition Association (SNA)
are pleased to inform you of our joint support for H.R. 3738, the Healthy
Breakfasts Help Kids Learn Act of 2017, to provide an additional 6 cents in
commodity support for the School Breakfast Program (SBP). The provision of
breakfast commodity assistance is a top priority for both professional
associations and has been for many years.
It is important that there be a strong demonstration of support for the Healthy Breakfasts Help Kids Learn Act of 2017, and for this reason we urge you to contact your own congressional representative to urge him or her to join Congressmen McGovern and Davis as cosponsors of this bill." See the full letter here.