What is the Keep Kids Fed Act?

KEEP Kids Fed Act is meant to extend the school meal wavers that were set to expire at the end of June 2022.

The bill was unanimously approved by lawmakers on June 24, 2022.

A student eats a vegan meal served for lunch at Yung Wing School P.S. 124 في فبراير 04, 2022, in New York City

A student eats a vegan meal served for lunch at Yung Wing School P.S. 124 في فبراير 04, 2022, in New York City

What is the Keep Kids Fed Act?

The Keep Kids Fed Act is a $3billion bill that was passed to amend the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to extend child nutrition waiver authority and for other purposes.

The bill which was approved by Congress on June 24, 2022, is meant to extend the school meal wavers that were set to expire on June 30, 2022.

It has given districts the funding and flexibilities required to deal with supply chain and flexibility issues.

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What are people saying about this Act?

في يونيو 24, 2022, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued a statement قول: “I am pleased to see that Congress has taken action to provide much-needed support to help USDA’s child nutrition programs serve nutritious meals to America’s children.

Throughout the pandemic, the school nutrition professionals who feed our children faced enormous challenges, which persist today, and they desperately need additional resources and continued flexibilities.

هو أكمل: “The deal passed by Congress will ease some of the uncertainty and provide partial relief to our schools, summer sites, and child care feeding programs.

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Tom Vilsack concluded: “As I have said before, it is important to note that schools across the country will still face ongoing challenges and at USDA we will continue to use every tool at our disposal to ensure kids get the nutritious meals they need and deserve.

Photo provided by the New York City Department of Education on Friday, [object Window]. 4, 2022, showing the menu for New York City public school students

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Who introduced the bill?

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The bipartisan bill was introduced in the House by House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Ranking Member Virginia Foxx (R-NC).

علاوة على ذلك, it was introduced in the Senate by Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR).

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