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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

Extend School Meals for All

Urge your Senators to #KeepKidsFed and to make school meals for all permanent.

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

Your 2023 Child Nutrition Policy Year in Review

Your 2023 Child Nutrition Policy Year in Review

Take a look at the biggest policy stories from the past year.

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Introducing FoodCorps’ 2023-2024 Alumni Advocacy Leads

Introducing FoodCorps’ 2023-2024 Alumni Advocacy Leads

These alumni support FoodCorps’ advocacy engagement for our 2030 goal.

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Good News For National School Lunch Week and Beyond: September/October Policy Updates

Good News For National School Lunch Week and Beyond: September/October Policy Updates

Momentum for school meals for all in more states, and other news you need.

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Government Shutdown Will Put 6 Million Children at Risk of Losing Access to Nourishing Meals

Government Shutdown Will Put 6 Million Children at Risk of Losing Access to Nourishing Meals

“Political posturing must not interfere with children’s right to eat.”

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What is the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program?

What is the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program?

What you need to know about this program’s impact on kids, schools, and communities.

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Congress Faces Challenges, But States Achieve Successes: July/August Policy Updates

Congress Faces Challenges, But States Achieve Successes: July/August Policy Updates

Eight states now have permanent free school meals for all, and other news you need.

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FoodCorps is a non-partisan, non-profit organization. FoodCorps staff and FoodCorps AmeriCorps members may not participate in advocacy or lobbying activities during work time charged to an AmeriCorps funded grant or while earning AmeriCorps service hours. No federal funds were used to prepare or distribute advocacy content.