Public Policy and Legislation
WVSNA takes an interest in and is very active in all matters of public policy and legislation that affects health and nutrition of children, especially as it pertains to child nutrition in school. We advocate measures that seek to improve the nutritional environment, operational regulations, program expenses, reimbursement rates and other important issues that affect school nutrition programs. We thank the Congress for continuing to support child nutrition and for recognizing that nutrition is linked to good health, academic achievement and national security.
The West Virginia Legislation has the West Virginia Feed to Achieve Act (Senate Bill 663). You may read the final text of the legislation by clicking the following link.
The WV Feed to Achieve Act has been signed into law. Here is the WV MetroNews article. http://wvmetronews.com/feed-to-achieve-signed-into-law/
Support Legislation in the House and Senate!
Action Alert for Proposed Legislation in Senate and House
WVSNA, in conjunction with SNA would like to remind you to help us in providing healthy school meals each day. If you haven’t already, please contact your Senators and Member of Congress and ask them to cosponsor S. 427 or H.R. 1303 or express support to your Representative or Senators if they have already signed on. Click here for sample letters to send.
West Virginia House of Delegates and West Virginia Senate Districts
Click here to locate your House of Delegate (s) and how to contact them. http://www.legis.state.wv.us/House/roster.cfm.
Click here to locate your Senator with how to contact them. http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Senate1/roster.cfm
The 2013 Legislative Action Conference promises to be an exciting conference this year. The largest number of breakout sessions in LAC history will include topics on Best Practices, Physical Activity and Nutrition, Product Development and Availability, Meal Pattern Success Stories, Sourcing Locally to Meet Vegetable Subgroups, Encouraging Students to Try New Menu Items and Marketing Your Program.
Keynote speakers include Chuck Todd, NBC News political director and chief White House correspondent and the host of “The Daily Rundown” on MSNBC. Presentations will be made by key Members of Congress, USDA and allied organizations on the latest developments with the new meal pattern and other major issues facing our industry. Representative Marcia Fudge from Ohio will be speaking at the closing session.
An exciting new Capitol Hill reception will take place on Tuesday afternoon in lieu of the banquet meal. The reception will allow SNA members and industry partners to visit firsthand with Members of Congress and their staff.
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