Implementing The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act... Resources: USDA Memos:
What you can do:
Check in with your state agency to understand current status and potential strategies.
As appropriate, urge relevant state policymakers, potentially including your state Governor, to lift any current restrictions on your state child nutrition and WIC agencies.
Write a letter (see below for models), arrange a visit, and/or call.
Press the point that a fully staffed state agency can:
- Serve more children and families struggling in these difficult times,
- Bring in more meal reimbursements which inject 100% federal funds into the economy, and
- Support small businesses, child care providers, and nonprofit community based organizations hit hard by the recession.
Organize through your state associations and coalitions to make clear the far reaching implications for families, schools, afterschool and summer, childcare and WIC programs.
For more information on implementing the Act. Contact Geraldine Henchy, 202.986.2200, ext. 3025.
Model Letters (MSWord documents):
Implementing The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act...