American Heart Association

Editorial: Don’t go backward on child nutrition

Editor’s Note: Retired pediatrician Alan Lake, M.D., writes that there’s ample proof that the government’s school lunch standards are helping America’s kids get the nutrition they need.  

There is myriad evidence that the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, signed into law by President Obama in December 2010, is working. And it’s not […]

Child nutrition back in the spotlight on Capitol Hill


The Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday will consider legislation to reauthorize child nutrition programs, including school meal programs and nutrition standards.

President Obama signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act – the last child nutrition reauthorization – into law more than five years ago. Since then, the […]

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Proposed waiver would allow schools to withdraw from nutrition standards

A proposal to let some schools opt out of healthier school lunch and breakfast programs moved forward Thursday, to the disappointment of healthy eating advocates.

“Any attempt to suspend or abolish school meal requirements will undermine parents’ efforts to keep their kids healthy and put another generation of children on […]