ERIC Number: ED158421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
FRAC's Guide to State School Food Legislation.
Roberts, Paula; Kirsch, Jeff
The Child Nutrition Act of 1966 authorized the establishment of the School Breakfast Program (SBP). In 1975, the law was amended to require its expansion "to all schools where it is needed to provide adequate nutrition to children in attendance." The federal law requires an active state effort to plan for the expansion of the SBP and to aggressively encourage districts to participate. There are over 70,000 schools with lunch programs but without a breakfast program. Almost nine million children who receive free or reduced price school lunches each day are unable to benefit from a school breakfast. Many groups around the country have turned to their state legislatures for action, working for state laws that expand and improve the operation of the program to reach more low-income children. This guide is intended to help other concerned groups and anti-hunger advocates to introduce legislation in their states. Suggestions include how to draft, lobby for, and monitor a bill; a "model" school breakfast bill; and the texts of all those bills currently in effect as well as three others now proposed. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Breakfast Programs, Change Strategies, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Food Service, Guidelines, Legal Aid, Lunch Programs, Nutrition, Publicize, State Legislation, State School District Relationship
Food Research and Action Center, Inc., 2011 Eye Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006 ($0.75; $.50 each for quantities of 50 or more)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Community Services Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Food Research and Action Center, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Child Nutrition Act 1966