Slow Food USA posted this recent update on the Child Nutrition Act:
Yesterday, the House Committee on Education and Labor, which is tasked with updating the National School Lunch Program, finally passed its Child Nutrition bill (H.R. 5504) by a bipartisan vote of 32 to 13. The bill proposes to establish healthier nutrition standards for school meals, to kick junk food out of school vending machines, and to help schools connect with local farms and plant school gardens. It would also provide a very modest increase (six cents) to the funding schools receive to serve each lunch ($2.68, about a dollar of which goes to ingredients).
This article discusses some of the specifics of the bill, which will need to be passed on the floor by September 30th to avoid further delay.
Here is where you can contact your legislators and demonstrate your support for healthier school lunches.