Child Nutrition Program Rule Change Proposal - Advocacy Toolkit

National Farm to School Network
April 5, 2023

The USDA has recently proposed rule changes to its child nutrition program standards, which will affect more than 30 million children who rely on school, after-school, and early childcare meal programs. The proposed rules contain important updates that can result in increased local food in schools, equitable and culturally-relevant meals, better nutritional standards, and expanded career opportunities for school nutrition professionals. Before implementing these proposed changes, the USDA is asking individuals and organizations to share feedback on how these changes would affect people and what to keep in mind when implementing.

Public comments are due May 10, 2023—this is YOUR chance to make your voice heard around what you want for the future of school meals.

Check out this toolkit for resources to learn more, share, and take action.

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