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Child Nutrition Reauthorization
The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act authorizes all of the federal school meal and child nutrition programs. Although these programs are permanently authorized, every five years Congress reviews the laws governing these programs through the reauthorization process. Programs that are affected include the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), the School Breakfast Program (SBP), the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP), the Special Milk Program (SMP), the Afterschool Snack Program (ASP), the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act, signed in 2010, was the last child nutrition reauthorization. Some of the items included were updating breakfast and lunch meal patterns, establishing the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), creating the Smart Snack competitive food standards and establishing local school wellness policy regulations.
- Child Nutrition Reauthorization Tip Sheet (DOC)
- Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) Brochures:
- Parent Brochure - English | Spanish (PDF)
- Teacher Brochure - PDF | Word
- Administrator Brochure - PDF | Word
Partner Organization Resources*
Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)