MA SNA Advocates for Sensible Unpaid Meal Policy
Like many active SNA state affiliates, the School Nutrition Association of Massachusetts has been a consistent advocate for school nutrition programs in their state legislature. That’s why when a stakeholder call was convened to discuss a Massachusetts unpaid meal policy bill, Maria Hall, Nutrition and Legislative Chair for the SNA of MA, was invited to the table.
Missouri Unpaid Meals Bill Referred to Committee
Missouri House Bill 1939, among other provisions, requires the service of a reimbursable meal to a student who requests one regardless of the status of an unpaid meal account. The bill was referred to the Elementary and Secondary Education Committee.
Rhode Island Food Advertising Bill Passes
Rhode Island Senate bill, S2350, would prohibit the advertising of any food or beverage that does not meet USDA’s minimum nutrition standards under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The bill passed the Rhode Island Senate on May 2nd and the House on May 23rd.
Lawmakers in Congress have proposed some short-term fixes to provide funding to the Children's Health Insurance Program. Without a long-term solution in place, some state leaders are considering whether they should notify families that the services will end.
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