SCHOOL MEALS: Rep. Pingree’s Bipartisan Bills to Source School Meals Locally, Reduce School Food Waste Advance Through House Education and Labor Committee
Today, the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee advanced the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act, which includes food and nutrition bills championed by Congresswoman Pingree
Today the House Education and Labor Committee advanced H.R. 8450, the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act, which includes four major bills supported by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine).
The bills championed by Pingree and included in the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act include:
“Some of my top food and nutrition priorities took another step towards becoming a reality today, and I am especially grateful to Chairman Scott and Civil Rights and Human Services Subcommittee Chair Suzanne Bonamici for their help moving these bills forward in the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act,” said Pingree. “This package includes legislation I have long championed to bring farm-fresh food to schools, reduce the environmental scourge of food waste, increase donations of unused food, and reduce the shame that food insecure children feel at school. I’m hopeful that my colleagues on both sides of the aisle will support this commonsense legislation to end childhood hunger, improve the health of our young people, and fight the climate crisis.”
To learn more about Pingree’s efforts to reduce food waste, end hunger, and fight climate change, click here.