The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) established new school nutrition standards in 2010. The standards added more whole grains, fruits and vegetables to school meals, while cutting excess sodium and unhealthy fats. These standards and the majority of schools who have adopted them are currently at risk.
The law that sets the standards for foods in schools is still up for consideration, and we need your support more than ever. It is vitally important that everyone in this community step up to the plate and protect the standards from the HHFKA.
National School Lunch Week is this month, from October 12th to the 16th. Remind your lawmaker that healthy meals for kids is important to you and encourage them to support healthy school meals today!