Federal nutrition boosts continue during pandemic

  • Post published:April 21, 2021
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Federal efforts continue to boost SNAP and make it easier to feed children during the pandemic. SNAP expansion included in latest stimulus package The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will…

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USDA extends child nutrition waivers

  • Post published:March 11, 2021
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The USDA has extended critically needed waiver flexibilities for summer meal programs to September 30, 2021. These waivers make it easier for schools, local government agencies and non-profit organizations to…

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Boosting School Meal Enrollment

  • Post published:October 8, 2020
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New Jersey schools are reporting a low return of applications for free or low-cost school meals. This is concerning. Find out why.

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Congress extends P-EBT

  • Post published:October 7, 2020
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Congress recently passed a resolution that that will help address childhood hunger, which has grown to even more alarming rates during COVID-19. The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT), which…

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Lunch shaming bill advances

  • Post published:February 26, 2020
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Hunger-Free Students’ Bill of Rights Act passed the state Assembly last week -- a significant step toward outlawing "lunch shaming" in the Garden State.

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HFNJ testifies at Senate hearing
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HFNJ testifies at Senate hearing

  • Post published:January 29, 2020
  • Post category:News

Director Adele LaTourette gave lawmakers an update on school meals and other child nutrition program participation during a Senate hearing on Monday.

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