Legislation

Farm Bill Agreement Rejects Array of Harmful SNAP Provisions Against Hunger

Statement attributed to James D. Weill, president, Food Research & Action Center  

The Farm Bill Conference Report, released yesterday evening, protects the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the critical investment that ensures nearly 40 million people who struggle against hunger in this country can afford to put food in their refrigerators and on their tables. In NH there are over 44,000 residents who suffer from food insecurity every day.

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USDA’s Final Rule on Nutrition Standards May Be a Nutritional Step Backward

Statement attributed to James D. Weill, president, Food Research & Action Center  

The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) is disappointed that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a final rule last week that rolls back certain important aspects of the current school meal nutrition standards and significantly unravels progress made under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The Act ensures the nearly 30 million children who eat school lunch and the 14.4 million who eat school breakfast have the nutrition they need for their health and learning.

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