Clark Wolf is the host and organizer. The panel—on food and politics—includes me, talking about my memoir, Slow Cooked, An Unexpected Life in Food Politics; Chloe Sorvino, author of Raw Deal: Hidden Corruption, Corporate Greed, and the Fight for the Future of Meat; Alex Prud’homme, author of Dinner With The President: Food, Politics and the History of Breaking Bread at the White House; and Tanya Holland, author of Tanya Holland’s California Soul. Free, but register here. It starts at 5:00 p.m. and lasts one hour.
by Marion Nestle
Sep 28 2022
On my wish list for the White House Conference: Reauthorize child nutrition legislation
The White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition & Health is convening today. As a reminder of why it matters, here’s what’s happening with the much-needed reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Bill.
The reauthorization bill, required every five years, was introduced in the House in July as H.R.5919 – Early Childhood Nutrition Improvement Act of 2021. If and when passed, it will:
- Increase kids’ access to free school meals
- Expand kids’ access to summer meals
- Expand kids’ access to day care meals
- Expand WIC (the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) benefits and access
- Enable Tribal sovereignty in program administration
The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) offers:
I’m hoping the White House Strategy announced today will include these elements for reducing childhood hunger.
Coming soon! My memoir, October 4.
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