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Reps. McGovern & Davis Introduce “Healthy Breakfasts Help Kids Learn Act”

Thursday, September 14, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alysa Craig

Today, Congressmen Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) introduced H.R. 3738, or the Healthy Breakfasts Help Kids Learn Act of 2017. The bill provides commodity support for the School Breakfast Program (SBP) and will allow more students to benefit from a nutritious school breakfast while enjoying a wider variety of American grown foods. Getting commodity support and expanding USDA Foods to support the SBP was a key priority in the School Nutrition Association’s (SNA) 2017 Position Paper, and SNA worked hard to help bring this bill to fruition. The Healthy Breakfasts Helps Kids Learn Act will provide schools an additional 6 cents in commodity support for every breakfast served, which will help to reduce schools’ food expenditures, manage rising costs, expand breakfast programs and improve menus for students. SNA’s press release further explains how the bipartisan bill will support America’s students and farmers.

Click the image below to see Rep. McGovern's introduction of the Bill to the U.S. House of Representatives.


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