Jamie Oliver: Official site for recipes, books, tv, restaurants and food revolution. Retrieved August 17, 2011, from http://www.jamieoliver.com/us/foundation/jamies-food-revolution/school-food National School Lunch Program. (2011, March 29). Food & Nutrition Service Home Page. Retrieved August 17, 2011, from http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Lunch/ Obesity and Overweight for Professionals (2011, April 21).
Define the topic (what it is, why it is important, who is affected, etc); 1000 words The National School Lunch Program was established in 1946 under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman. The federally assisted meal program was established as a "measure of national security, to safeguard the health and well-being of the Nation's children and to encourage the domestic consumption of nutritious agricultural commodities." It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day as the USDA administers the program at the Federal level. At the state level, state education or agricultural agencies administer the program through agreements with school food authorities. Children from families with incomes at or below 130% of the poverty level are eligible for free meals.
The National School Lunch Program [Background and Development]. In Food and Nutrition Service. Retrieved February 16, 2014, from United States Department of Agriculture website: http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/NSLP-Program%20History.pdf National School Lunch Program. (2013, September). In Food and Nutrition Service.
According to National School Lunch Act (Communication Division, 2013), students can have free or reduced lunch Monday through Friday if their family's earning is at or below 130% of the poverty level, as per Federal poverty guidelines. In 2010-2011, 53.9% students in North Carolina were on free or reduced lunch. This number rose to 56% in the year 2011-12 (Kids Count data center, 2012). Non-profit organizations such as “Inter-Faith Food Shuttle” program provide assistance with food donated by volunteers and local farmers market. These programs are designed to put a stop to hunger and provide resources to those who need it most.
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During the school year, many schools provide free breakfast and lunch to those who qualify. Yet schools isn’t in session all year long. The Summer Food Service Program provides free or reduced-price meals to children under the age of 18 in low-income families. These programs are crucial because they ensure that children maintain a nutritious diet throughout the summer. The Summer Food Service Program is a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Program.
The family is on the SNAP (supplemental nutrition assistance program) that provides food and funds to help keep client sufficiently fed. So, through the SNAP calculator the family is able to receive $217 per month. The family is also in the WIC (women infant children) program which provides mothers and young children with required nutritional needs for the family. The two children are able to get free lunch because of the low income. The family is also able to go to a food pantry at a local church in O... ... middle of paper ... ...ine according to that requirements.
With the concern over obesity in this country, especially childhood obesity, who except for the beverage industry would not be concerned that our taxpayer dollars are going to subsidize one of the most high empty calorie food items on the market? Over $4 billion taxpayer dollars are used by the government to pay for sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) this last year for SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, formerly Food Stamps). SNAP stated goal is to provide nutritional food support for the 47 million low income people it serves. The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) is meant to provide nutrition to families who cannot otherwise afford nutritional meals for their family from month to month. Continuing the use of taxpayer dollars to fund the purchase of soda through SNAP undermines the goal of SNAP and endangers the health of its recipients.
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