Letters to Lawmakers | June 18, 2021

Mission: Readiness Commends Progress on Child Nutrition Reauthorization

Mission: Readiness expresses gratitude to House Education & Labor Subcommittee

Earlier this week, Mission: Readiness thanked a key U.S. House Subcommittee for recently convening a hearing on a Child Nutrition Reauthorization. The convening of Ending Child Hunger: Priorities for Child Nutrition Reauthorization follows a major hearing on the process to update America’s child nutrition laws by the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry in January.

“Nutrition security remains vital to America’s national security,” wrote Mission: Readiness National Director Ben Goodman in a letter to leadership of the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services, “Mission: Readiness members strongly believe that federal nutrition programs, including the National School Lunch Program, play a critical role in ensuring children have access to fresh and nutritious food.”

Mission: Readiness played a critical role in building support for the last major Child Nutrition Reauthorization, the landmark Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Although programs remain functional, current authorization for these vital programs expired in 2015. Mission: Readiness has released its priorities for a reauthorization in a Nutrition Roadmap whitepaper.

You can read the letter to Chairwoman Suzanne Bonamici and Ranking Member Russ Fulcher below.


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