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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

What is the Farm Bill? Updates For 2023

What is the Farm Bill? Updates For 2023

Here’s what you need to know about how the new Farm Bill will affect kids, schools, and communities.

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Recap: What’s Next for Schools? A Virtual Panel on the Impact of the White House Conference [Video]

Recap: What’s Next for Schools? A Virtual Panel on the Impact of the White House Conference [Video]

Here’s what panelists discussed at our virtual panel on the impact of the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.

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What’s Next, After the White House Conference? October Policy Updates

What’s Next, After the White House Conference? October Policy Updates

The White House Conference is over. What can we do to keep the momentum going? Read our October Policy Brief for updates and more.

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Statement on National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health: White House Includes FoodCorps Policy Recommendations in National Strategy to Nourish the Futures of All Students

Statement on National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health: White House Includes FoodCorps Policy Recommendations in National Strategy to Nourish the Futures of All Students

“President Biden’s National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health marks a clear step forward toward a more nourishing future for our nation’s students.”

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FoodCorps Alumna to Speak on White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health Panel “Partnerships Between Farmers and Communities to Increase Access to Local Foods”

FoodCorps Alumna to Speak on White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health Panel “Partnerships Between Farmers and Communities to Increase Access to Local Foods”

White House invites recent FoodCorps service member Phoebe Wong to share farm-to-school experience on panel. 

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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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