Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

2017 Annual Notices

This chart describes some of the notices required by federal law, including the method required to give notice where it is specified in the statutes and/or regulations, and provides links to documents that may be used in writing such notices. 

Policies Required By Federal Law - June 2017

This chart lists Federal laws and regulations that require a policy, written procedure, or form,. School districts may need to adopt additional policies that are not included in this chart as required by state law.  

NSBA Applauds Bipartisan Effort to Reauthorize Child Nutrition Act

Alexandria, Va. (January 19, 2016) — The National School Boards Association (NSBA), in a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry, expressed its qualified support today of the Improving Child Nutrition, Integrity and Access Act of 2016 (ICNIA) in advance of Wednesday’s (1/20/2016) committee markup.

Senate Agriculture Committee markup of the child nutrition reauthorization postponed

With Congress back in session, the U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has been leading the charge on Capitol Hill calling on Congress to prioritize the reauthorization of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA).

Nutrition hearing examines whether federal rules are serving the best interests of schools and families

The U.S. House of Representatives Education & the Workforce Committee held a hearing today on “Child Nutrition Assistance: Are Federal Rules & Regulations Serving the Best Interests of Schools and Families?”  During the hearing, committee members posed questions related to the current child nutrition law, school meal programs, and on broader topics such as child obesity, child hunger, and military readiness.

Senate subcommittee reviews child nutrition in schools

The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Subcommittee led by Chairman Pat Roberts (R–Kan.) held a hearing today titled A Review of Child Nutrition Programs. In two successive panels, witnesses touched on aspects of child nutrition in school, including USDA National School Lunch Program (NSLP) funding, the impact of federal regulations, and more.

New bill to provide healthy school meals and flexibility for schools

Introduced today by Senators John Hoeven (R-ND) and Angus King (I-Maine), the Healthy School Meals Flexibility Act offers school districts relief in meeting some of the most onerous requirements of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 -- specifically the whole grain products and sodium standards requirements -- while ensuring that students receive healthy, nutritious school meals. 

NSBA supports Rep. Noem’s bill reducing federal mandates on school meal programs

Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) today introduced legislation that would provide school districts with greater flexibility to ensure students receive healthy, nutritious school meals. NSBA is in support of this legislation which offers school districts relief from costly and onerous mandates imposed by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 and subsequent federal regulations.

It’s National School Lunch Week: school leaders say yes to good nutrition, no to increased costs and waste!

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has issued a press release calling for flexibility and relief from the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to address the unintended consequences of onerous requirements for federal school meal programs in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act with the start of National School Lunch Week on Oct.13.

National School Boards Association Celebrates National School Lunch Week: New Poll Validates Concerns about Federal School Meals

Alexandria, Va. (Oct. 13, 2014) – With the start of National School Lunch Week today, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) is calling for flexibility and relief from the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to address the unintended consequences of onerous requirements for federal school meal programs in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.
 

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