Earlier today, the House Education & Labor Committee released child nutrition provisions to be included in the Build Back Better Act, including:
The committee is expected to markup the bill tomorrow, Sept. 9, at noon EST. To stream the hearing, click here.
Rev. Douglas Greenaway, President & CEO of the National WIC Association (NWA), issued the following statement in response:
“WIC sets the foundation for a healthy start, and the school and summer meals programs build on this success to set older children up for future life success. Sustained nutrition support and access to healthy foods are essential for supporting children’s growth and development as they age. The transformational changes to enhance access to child nutrition programs proposed by the House Education & Labor Committee is a down-payment on the educational success and lifelong opportunity for millions of children. We thank Chairman Bobby Scott for his leadership in bringing these provisions to mark-up. These critical, common-sense steps to address coverage gaps and streamline access to child nutrition support are necessary measures that must be advanced as part of the reconciliation process.”