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DETAIL FOR 2010 House ROLL CALL VOTE 603
Vote Date: 02-Dec-2010
Yeas: 264, Nays: 157
Strengthening Childhood Nutrition Programs / Fighting Childhood Obesity.
Final passage of a bill to invest $4.5 billion into aggressively fighting the competing problems of malnutrition and childhood hunger in America and childhood obesity. Among other things, the bill represents the first increase in federal meal reimbursements to schools in almost 40 years, and, for the first time, gives the federal government the authority to regulate food sold at public schools, including through vending machines. The bill passed.
American Conservative Union
Child Nutrition Programs.
The House voted to continue the federal child nutrition programs for another five years, creating or expanding 17 programs while giving the federal government control over school meals. Also added was an unfunded mandate to school districts for “wellness” programs.
National Education Association
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (S. 3307) to reauthorize child nutrition programs, including school meals programs. The bill helps reduce hunger and increase children's access to healthy meals by better connecting eligible children with free school meals and strengthening nutrition standards for all foods sold in schools, The bill also provides resources for training and professional development for food service workers and does not include any outsourcing of school food service jobs. The legislation passed.
National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.
This reauthorization of the child nutrition programs (including School Meals, WIC and Summer Meals) was critical in providing additional funding to improve the quality of food and while helping to provide sufficient food to meet current need.
Citizens Against Government Waste
S 3307: Child Nutrition Programs - Passage.
Passage of the bill that would reauthorize child nutrition programs though fiscal 2015 and make changes to the programs including a $4.5 billion increase in new spending over 10 years. The bill would expand eligibility for school meal programs direct the Agriculture department to set nutrition rules for food sold in schools and increase reimbursement rates for schools that comply with the standards. The costs of the bill would be partially offset by moving up the end date of a temporary boost in food stamp benefits.
Children's Defense Fund Action Council
S 3307. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 reauthorized through 2015 child nutrition programs that provide nutritious meals and snacks to millions of children, especially those in low-income families. It provides significant new investments for better child nutrition through more afterschool meals, higher reimbursements for school lunch providers, improved administration of WIC, and improvements in the nutritional quality of school meals and meals in child care program. However, it was one of several bills this session that asked those voting to rob Peter to pay Paul. While the child nutrition bill included significant new investments, it was unfortunate that their cost was offset in part by cuts in SNAP benefits that were to take effect in 2013. Final passage was accompanied by a commitment by the President and Congressional leaders to fix the cut in SNAP benefits before they took effect.
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