At Humboldt Unified School District (HUSD), Director of Nutrition Jody Buckle, District Nutritionist Pamela Liuzzo and their hardworking staff have been implementing nutritious, whole-grain-rich meals at the schools in their district for years.
At Cabell County Schools, Foodservice Director Travis Austin and Coordinator of Cooks and Cafeteria Support Mary Cook recognize that offering healthy, delicious meals to students takes time, training, and a dedicated workforce.
At Cheney School District, Executive Chef and Director of Nutrition Services LJ Klinkenberg’s scratch-cooked meal program is ensuring kids are able to get wholesome meals that are delicious and healthy.
The 2023 Farm Bill is a critical opportunity for Congress to address long-standing nutritional inequities, strengthen the food system infrastructure, and lower the burden of healthcare costs for millions of Americans.
As adults and children in food insecure households are at greater risk of developing chronic disease, it is imperative to address nutrition security at the federal level in order to strengthen the charitable food system and forge a path towards health equity in our communities.
SNAP helps to reduce poverty, food insecurity, health care expenditures, and the risk of chronic conditions later in life. More than 250,000 retailers participate in the program across the country, with SNAP sales representing approximately nine percent of grocery sales industry-wide.
Despite evidence that GusNIP incentives improve fruit and vegetable intake, funding remains insufficient for nationwide scaling and many organizations face challenges to receive funding which limits the program’s reach.
This important legislation would protect children across California by prohibiting the sale of weight-loss dietary supplements and over-the-counter diet pills in stores or online to any person under 18 years of age. It also provides for the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to develop health notices to be posted in retail locations selling these products.
CSPI and numerous other public health organizations and professionals urge the FTC to study 1. marketing expenditures by food and beverage companies to children and adolescents and 2. slotting fees, trade spend and other trade promotion practices in the retail grocery industry.