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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

It’s #TimeForFoodEd: June Policy Updates

It’s #TimeForFoodEd: June Policy Updates

Tell the White House it’s time to make food education the standard for every child in every school.

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FoodCorps Applauds Congress for Passing Keep Kids Fed Act to Extend Critical School Meal Program, Urges Lawmakers to Come Together and Make Program Permanent

FoodCorps Applauds Congress for Passing Keep Kids Fed Act to Extend Critical School Meal Program, Urges Lawmakers to Come Together and Make Program Permanent

Days ahead of the June 30 expiration date, Congress passed the Keep Kids Fed Act, a bipartisan, bicameral agreement to extend critical school meals waivers through the summer.

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FoodCorps Applauds USDA’s Investment in Healthy Food and Nutrition for Students as Part of $2 Billion Food System Transformation Framework

FoodCorps Applauds USDA’s Investment in Healthy Food and Nutrition for Students as Part of $2 Billion Food System Transformation Framework

Framework Comes on the Heels of President Biden’s Announcement of Historic White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

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Food Advocacy at the White House: Your May Policy Updates

Food Advocacy at the White House: Your May Policy Updates

This month, we’re continuing to watch how Congress responds to expiring free school meals waivers, preparing for a major moment at the White House, and monitoring updates in school food policy state by state. Here are the updates you need to know.  School meal waiver updates The update: Along with thousands of other school meals … Continued

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FoodCorps Applauds President Biden and Congressional Leaders for Advancing first Conference in 50 Years on Food, Nutrition, Hunger, and Health

FoodCorps Applauds President Biden and Congressional Leaders for Advancing first Conference in 50 Years on Food, Nutrition, Hunger, and Health

FoodCorps Applauds President Biden and Congressional Leaders for Advancing first Conference in 50 Years on Food, Nutrition, Hunger, and Health Media Contact: FoodCorps@sunshinesachs.com  May 4, 2022—Today President Biden announced that the White House will hold a conference on food, nutrition, hunger, and health scheduled for September 2022 in Washington, D.C. First convened in 1969, this … Continued

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Keeping Kids Fed: Your April Policy Updates

Keeping Kids Fed: Your April Policy Updates

School meals for all, the future of CNR, supply chain progress, and other updates this month from our policy team.

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