Federal Health Spending Activities Update

07/17/2018 - The House Appropriations Committee held the full committee markup of the House Fiscal Year 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriation bill on July 11.

The bill maintained funding for senior nutrition services, nutrition research and public health priorities that the Academy advocated for in recent written testimony.

The bill also included language directing the National Institutes of Health to research the effectiveness of medically-tailored meals and medical nutrition therapy to prevent and treat chronic diseases.