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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.


CHIP program for low-income children could end

CHIP program for low-income children could end
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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S.B 2064 Introduced to Expand Fruit and Vegetable Program

On November 2, 2017, Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) introduced S. 2064, or the “Fruit and Vegetable Access for Children Act of 2017,” whose co-sponsors include Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Todd Young (R-IN) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI). This bill is a companion bill to H.R. 3402, which was introduced in the House by Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-ME-2) on July 26 and has 13 cosponsors. Both bills amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to include canned, dried, frozen and pureed fruits and vegetables in the fresh fruit and vegetable program. The House version was referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce; the Senate version was referred to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

California last week passed a bill to ban the marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages in schools. Signed by Gov. Brown on Oct. 15, AB 841 prohibits the direct advertising of food and beverages that don’t meet the nutrition standards set by the state’s 2016 Healthy Food, Healthy Student Act to children at school and in academic incentive programs. “Parents trying to teach their kids to eat better don’t want to compete with junk food advertising at school,” California assembly member and bill author Shirley Weber said in a statement put out by nonprofit group Public Health...

 Water access in schools may curb pediatric obesity



Federal Bill Allowing Low-Fat Flavored Milk in Schools

U.S. Representatives G.T. Thompson (R-PA) and Joe Courtney (D-CT) introduced The School Milk Nutrition Act of 2017 on October 24, 2017. H.R. 4101 would allow low-fat flavored milk in school meal programs. 




BJH Cafeteria Staff celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness wearing t-shirts made by our very own, Nikki Martin.

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~Sept.10 - 16, 2017~

Batesville Jr. High Cafeteria appreciates the hard work our Brigg's delivery men put in!

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WOW!!! Thanks to our friends at the Dairy Council of California for including

Child Nutrition's Instagram photo from SNA 2017 in this article!