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Here are today’s most critical policy positions and policy change opportunities, where your advocacy and support can make a direct difference.

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Current Policy Actions

Tell the White House: I Support Food Education for Every Kid

Add your name to our petition for the upcoming White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.

Extend School Meals for All

Free school meals for all—which kept millions of kids fed throughout the pandemic—will end soon unless Congress acts now!

Black Lives Matter: Food Justice is Racial Justice

The epidemic of racial violence continues to take an unjust toll on Black lives, negatively impacting Black youth’s health and their ability to thrive at school.

What We Advocate For

Food education as an academic priority

We advocate for legislation that strengthens and integrates food and nutrition education into curricula and standards. We promote policies that create more dedicated staff positions at schools to deliver high-quality food education.

School meals for all

We advocate for school meals for all and a cafeteria experience where students have enough time to eat and enjoy their food. We work to remove barriers to access, destigmatize school meals, support increased school meal funding, and allow school nutrition professionals to focus on sourcing and serving nourishing, culturally relevant meals and snacks.

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An equitable, healthy, and sustainable school meal supply chain

We advocate for policies that enable schools to source and serve food that supports local economies, protects lands and waters, treats animals humanely, treats workers with dignity through fair wages, benefits, and safe working conditions, and prioritizes producers and farmers of color.

Supporting our schools’ nutrition workforce

We advocate for legislation that recognizes the critical work of school nutrition leaders and staff. We support livable wages, health and safety protections, and resourcing for recruitment, training, and professional development.

Modernized school kitchens

We advocate for policies that increase funding for schools to upgrade and modernize their kitchen and cafeteria facilities to prepare scratch-cooked, locally-sourced, appetizing meals.

Policy News from The Skillet

Nourishing Futures for Every Student: August Policy Updates

Nourishing Futures for Every Student: August Policy Updates

We’ve been preparing for the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, championing our policy priorities as Child Nutrition Reauthorization moves forward, and more.

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What is the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act?

What is the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act?

This summer, the House Education and Labor Committee advanced the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act—a much anticipated Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) bill.

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FoodCorps Applauds House Committee for Prioritizing Children’s Health With Action on Child Nutrition Reauthorization

FoodCorps Applauds House Committee for Prioritizing Children’s Health With Action on Child Nutrition Reauthorization

The proposed CNR legislation provides funding and resources for key priorities that help support healthy kids and schools.

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New Report Calls for Federal Action on Child Nutrition, Food Education, School Kitchen and Meal Funding Ahead of White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

New Report Calls for Federal Action on Child Nutrition, Food Education, School Kitchen and Meal Funding Ahead of White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

FoodCorps has released a new report outlining key policy recommendations from education and school nutrition professionals ahead of the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.

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Report: Nourishing Futures for Every Student

Report: Nourishing Futures for Every Student

Policy Recommendations from FoodCorps to the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

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FoodCorps Launches #TimeForFoodEd Campaign to Support the Upcoming White House Conference on Nutrition, Hunger, and Health

FoodCorps Launches #TimeForFoodEd Campaign to Support the Upcoming White House Conference on Nutrition, Hunger, and Health

FoodCorps looks to participate in the upcoming White House Conference on Nutrition, Hunger, and Health by highlighting policies that support our children through food education.

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