ISNA  takes an interest in and is very active in all matters of public policy and legislation that affects health and nutrition of children, especially as it pertains to child nutrition in school. We advocate measures that seek to improve the nutritional environment, operational regulations, program expenses, reimbursement rates and other important issues that affect school nutrition programs. We thank the Congress for continuing to support child nutrition and for recognizing that nutrition is linked to good health, academic achievement and national security.

For the most up-to-date information on legislative information related to school nutrition, please follow the link below to the School Nutrition Association:

School Nutrition Association Legislative Action page



"Meal Shaming"
ISNA members are encouraged to contact their state Senators and state House Representatives to urge them to oppose SB 314 and
HCR 3.  
Please click HERE to be directed to the email sent to our members this morning, Wednesday, January 24th where you will find a TAKE ACTION LETTER that can be sent directly to your legislators.
This bill is up for review today at the education committee meeting, so DON'T DELAY!  

SNA Members: Take Action to Protect School Meals!

ISNA members are encouraged to contact their Members of Congress to urge them to oppose efforts to block grant school meal programs.  Click the link below to learn more about H.R. 5003, the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016, and how to take action to protect school meals

Take Action by Clicking Here! 


Related Article
To school nutrition pros, it's 1995 all over again

By Helena Bottemiller Evich

05/19/2016 05:49 PM EDT

A new House bill that would launch a block grant pilot for school meal programs has school lunch ladies feeling like it's 1995.

It has been more than two decades since the School Nutrition Association found itself entrenched in a bitter fight against Newt Gingrich and his Contract with America, a platform that called for a full block grant of federal meals programs - a move decried by critics as a way to shrink and marginalize them. The idea stirred so much controversy, it was ultimately dropped and the saga still is remembered by many as the time Republicans got "school lunched."

Read more here



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