News & Legislation

Legislative Issues

September 20, 2018
2018 Farm Bill
One of the congressional priorities in 2018 was the passage of a farm bill. TASN and SNA both encouraged their members to advocate for a breakfast commodity allocation to be included in this bill. The status of the bill is currently uncertain. Both the House and the Senate have passed versions of a Farm Bill and our currently trying to work out differences in committee. The biggest difference between the two bills is that the House bill seeks to reduce the number of SNAP recipients by increasing the work requirements for these individuals. Reducing the number of SNAP recipients would reduce the number of identified students.

TASN encourages our members to reach out to their members of Congress to make their voice heard. Agriculture and nutrition serve the same interests. This partnership ensures that America has a steady supply of food and that Americans receive the nutrition that they need. Please reach out and encourage others in your district to reach out. The Texas voice is critical, as one of our Representatives, Mike Conaway, is the Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee.

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December 11, 2017
2018 SNA Legislative Action Conference (LAC) registration is now open!

September 29, 2017
HR 3738: The the Healthy Breakfasts Help Kids Learn Act of 2017. Make your voice heard!
    >> Text of HR 3738

April 18, 2017
SNA first quarter 2017 State Legislative Summary report

School Nutrition News

April 23, 2017

Timing and duration matters for school lunch and recess

February 14, 2017
A record number of poor kids are eating breakfast »

January 6, 2017
Schools get another year to meet sodium reduction targets »

Sam Kass: Want kids to learn well? Feed them well.
[TED Talk] »

December 7, 2016
Pew Charitable Trust study: School Meal Programs Innovate to Improve Student Nutrition »

November 30, 2016
USDA Releases First-Ever Web-Based School Meals Application Prototype

December 6, 2016
New study highlights benefits and nutritional quality of school lunch program »

October 12, 2016
The USDA has released some important procurement updates:
    Draft Tool for Local Agency Procurement Reviews »
    Updated Fiscal Year Reporting Timeline and Reporting Table »

October 11, 2016
USDA Celebrates Progress during National School Lunch Week and Farm to School Month »

September 2, 2016
FDA issues final rule on safety and effectiveness of antibacterial soaps »

August 5, 2016

Texas - Action for Healthy Kids

  • TAHK Steering Committee Minutes - August 2016

  • June 2016
    FRAC Summer Nutrition Status Report: Hunger Doesn't Take a Vacation

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