SNA Submits Comment on USDOE’s Posting: Evaluation of Existing Regulations

2017-09-22 | School Nutrition Association

The U.S. Department of Education requested comments in the Federal Register on June 22, 2017 regarding regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement or modification. SNA submitted a comment on the proposal, Evaluation of Exisiting Regulations, highlighting the link between nutrition and education and the importance of providing all students with access to nutritionally adequate meals. SNA’s comment goes on to explain the two main reasons why student access to school nutrition program benefits is frequently limited: 1) a lack of commitment by key stakeholders in the local school and community to participate in available programs; and 2) a variety of barriers within the school that inhibit student participation.