Senate committee advances child nutrition reauthorization

Senate committee advances child nutrition reauthorization

Bipartisan agreement includes flexibility on meal standards and expands summer meal access and Farm to School funding.

The Senate Agriculture Committee forged a bipartisan agreement as it advanced a bill at a business meeting Wednesday morning to reauthorize child nutrition programs for five years. The programs, which had expired Sept. 30, govern the national school lunch and breakfast programs.

The committee unanimously reported out the bill, which now goes to the Senate floor for a debate and a vote. The whole-committee approach was touted in such a way that the bill wasn't even brought forward

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