Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act

Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act Stalls in House

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act stalled in the House of Representatives on Wednesday. Opponents of the bill added a requirement that child care workers submit to background checks. It seems a reasonable enough demand – screening child care workers is important to ensure the safety of children, although I thought background checks on child care …

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Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (S. 3307) Passes Senate

On Thursday, the Senate unanimously passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (S. 3307). The act requires the Secretary of Agriculture to establish national nutrition standards that would apply to all food sold on school campuses during the day, including the food that comes out of vending machines. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act will provide an …

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