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  • Writer's pictureSamantha Marshall

Congress is taking steps to consider how to make CACFP better

CNR Hearing This Week

The Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) Act is being fast tracked this spring. On Thursday, this week, there will be a hearing held by the Senate U.S. Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry called Child Nutrition Reauthorization: Healthy Meals and Healthy Futures. You can watch it here! Thursday, the 25th at 9:30 a.m. eastern.

Reynaldo Green, Advocate, President of the National CACFP Forum and Vice President, Nutrition and Family Well-Being at Quality Care for Children will be testifying at the hearing on behalf of CACFP.

This is an important first step as the Senate Ag Committee listens to testimony and gathers ideas for the bill's renewal.


What is CNR?

Every five years Congress takes a look at the Child Nutrition Act​ to strengthen and improve it. The last act that was passed during CNR - the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act in 2010 expired in 2015. Since most of the programs in this bill are permanently authorized, they can continue to function without a new law. This process gives us all an opportunity to educate Congress on what would make the CACFP better! Learn more about CNR and the process here.


Your Stories are Key to Practical Policy Making

Moments like this are why we collect your experiences, your stories. Real life experiences need to inform policy makers. They can't know them if you don't tell them. Share your stories with us. COVID-19 Impact or COVID-19 Lessons Learned or email us your CACFP story. Help us lift up your voice, your program, your CACFP experience.

We are going to learn how to tell our stories at this weeks CACFP Town Hall. Join us on the 25th! Register here.


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