Last Day to Take Action: Send USDA Your Comments Today
Help Make Sure Schools Meet the Healthy New Meals Standards - Give USDA Feedback on the 6 Cent Rule
It is time to send USDA your comments on the new school meals rule on incentive funds and compliance with nutrition standards.
Establishing an effective process for certifying schools to receive the six cent performance-based reimbursement is crucial to making the new healthier school meals standards a success.
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act included a six cents per child per lunch incentive to “ensure that the increased investment would yield improved benefits for children in higher quality meals, supporting efforts to combat childhood obesity.”
Through July 26, 2012, USDA will be accepting comments on the proposed rule, Certification of Compliance with Meal Requirements for the National School Lunch Program Under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
Contacts: Geri Henchy, email@example.com, (202) 986-2200, x3025 and Madeleine Levin, firstname.lastname@example.org, (202) 986-2200, x3004.
Follow these steps to comment on the rule:
1. Download FRAC’s model comments (MSWord document). Make sure to enter your organization’s name in the text of the comments, and make any changes you want.
2. Go to the proposed rule's Regulations.gov page.
3. Add your contact information, and use the upload file to submit your comments.