SNA Rallies Against Block Grants
The School Nutrition Association is taking a stand against a House GOP child nutrition bill that would open the door to block-granting federal school meals programs. The group, representing some 55,000 school nutrition professionals across the country, on June 15 held a public event on Capititsol t aimed at drumming up opposition to the bill - marking a new round in a long-running fight. For years, SNA worked with House Republicans to push back on some of the Obama administration's new nutrition standards, but that alliance was severed when the House Education and the Workforce Committee last month introduced legislation that would create a three-state block-grant pilot for school meals programs - a move SNA and hunger and health groups see as an existential threat.
Read coverage from The Hill
Read coverage from the Miami Herald
Brush up on the block-grant conflict here, and last week's fiery Dem rally on the issue is here.
SNA's president and CEO has written a letter to update members about SNA's efforts to defeat the School Meals block grants proposal. Read the letter.
SNA also has sent a letter, endorsed by all 50 states, to the House Education and The Workforce Committee advocating against Block Grant. Read the letter.
Make Your Voice Heard - Stop Block Grants
MdSNA members are encouraged to contact their representatives immediately and ask them to say NO to School Lunch Block grants as proposed in H.R. 5003. Go to SNA's Take Action Web page, click on “Take Action” http://cqrcengage.com/schoolnutrition/home and fill in your home address. A letter template will show up, please add your name & hit send. It’s that easy! Learn more about HR 5003.
Block Grant Amendment to HR 5003 (see pages 100-113)
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