Academy Provides Recommendations for Collecting Data on COVID-19 Impact on School Nutrition Programs

07/12/2021 - The Academy urges the U.S. Department of Education to examine how best to support access to healthy school meals as students return back to school full time. The Academy recommends the agency collect information on how school nutrition programs were frontline responders during the pandemic and establish best practices for future emergency scenarios, how the pandemic has impacted the financial security of school nutrition programs and how school nutrition programs can be elevated as key strategies to address health disparities that were highlighted by the COVID-19 health emergency.

Read the Academy's comments.