The hearing, End Child Hunger: Priorities for Child Nutrition Reauthorization, was held to discuss Child Nutrition Reauthorization held by the House Committee on Education & Labor. There was rich discussion around the importance of universal healthy meals for school age children. Unfortunately, there was not a discussion around healthy meals in child care or CACFP in particular. The good thing is that Chairwoman Bonameci is a champion of CACFP and has previously introduced bi-partisan legislation that supports an improved CACFP. You can listen to her and Representative Stefanik talk about the value of CACFP and the work you do to ensure children and adults receive healthy meals in CACFP programs.
There's more time for advocacy and education from the CACFP community to your congressmembers! If you haven't already you can:
More hearings will be held in both the Senate and House as CNR moves forward. The National CACFP Forum will keep you up to date.