When the USDA finalized its new rules for SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, roughly a million kids were projected to lose school lunches.
The Trump administration has steadily rolled back programs aimed at making sure kids have access to healthy food, including removing requirements for fruit, vegetables, and whole grains, as well as simply making it harder for kids to receive free school lunch. A new bill with bipartisan authors tries to go in the other direction, proposing new nutrition education programs.
The bill, introduced by Senators Cory Booker and John Cornyn, is titled The Food and Nutrition Education in Schools Act of 2020. It is not a replacement for the SNAP cuts; that’ll have to come from somewhere else. Instead it’s a broad