Public Policy and Legislation
The New Mexico SNA takes an interest in and is very active in all matters of public policy and legislation that affects health and nutrition of children, especially as it pertains to child nutrition in school. We advocate measures that seek to improve the nutritional environment, operational regulations, program expenses, reimbursement rates and other important issues that affect school nutrition programs. We thank the Congress for continuing to support child nutrition and for recognizing that nutrition is linked to good health, academic achievement and national security.
Making Your Voice Heard
SNA has released its 2017 Position Paper as well as the accompanying talking points. This year’s paper, which cites recent decreases in school lunch participation and increases to the cost of operating child nutrition programs, calls on Congress to provide additional flexibility in the operation of school meal programs to help ensure the overall sustainability of the programs. This paper was drafted by the PPL Committee with significant input from SNA Members via polls and other information collection.
You may also want to view the CN Program Integrity Proposed Rule SNA Submission.
For the most up-to-date information on legislative information related to school nutrition, please follow the link below to the School Nutrition Association:
CONTACT YOUR U.S. SENATOR AND CONGRESSMAN
New Mexico SNA
Perdue on School Meal Proclamation