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Latest News from the Hill

On October 9, 2020 USDA extended child nutrition waivers. Key child nutrition waivers that provide free, healthy meals to all children will be extended for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. The Academy applauds USDA for swiftly using the authority and funding given to the agency through the continuing resolution. Read more here.

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Current Action Alerts (09/01/21)

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