Child Nutrition

More than 70 years ago, through enactment of the first federal child nutrition program – the National School Lunch Act of 1946 – Congress acknowledged that feeding hungry children was not only a moral imperative but also imperative for the health and security of our nation. Research shows that expanding access to nutrient rich foods for children not only improves their educational performance, but also improves their health for years to come.

Committee Democrats are dedicated to advancing solutions that strengthen nutrition assistance programs, broaden access to free school meals, and help support schools across the country provide basic necessities to children who need it most.