Investment in School Meals is an Investment in Our Nation's Future

03/24/2020 - The Academy supports efforts that provide equal and equitable access to school meals for all children and reduce the administrative burden to operate school meal programs by expanding and strengthening provisions that bolster universal school meals and the Community Eligibility Provision. The Academy submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, requesting the agency's support in providing school nutrition professionals with the necessary technical assistance and infrastructure to maximize participation in provisions that allow for universal school meal service. This will allow for greater reach in student meal participation and permit staff to spend more time on critical program operations rather than burdensome administrative tasks.

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