NSBA Comments on Professional Standards for State and Local School Nutrition Programs Personnel

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Federal Advocacy Resources

NSBA is acutely aware of the operational and financial impact of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act/PL 111-296 on school districts, and that this impact goes far beyond the school food authority (SFA) to the larger instructional enterprise. The proposed rule is just one of many provisions of the bill, including national nutrition standards, competitive food standards, indirect cost guidance, and the paid meal price mandate to be implemented. Additional proposed requirements, such as local school wellness policy implementation, will impose additional costs on, and create facility and workforce capacity issues for, school districts. Taken together, PL 111-296 is a significant challenge to local school districts.

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