Ten days ago, POLITICO’s Helena Bottemiller Evich reported the latest development in the long and difficult path to CNR 2015 (now CNR 2016, as it is more than six months overdue). “The House Education and the Workforce Committee has finally come up with a child nutrition reauthorization bill,” she wrote, “and it looks like it could be everything health advocates feared.” Indeed, there appear to be critical, troubling differences between this bill and the one released by the Senate’s committee in early January. Today, with Helena’s help, we unpack the contents of this new bill and speculate over what may happen next.This episode brought to you by Bonnie Plants.
Image: Tasting kale chips in Des Moines. Courtesy USDA.
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House Committee on Education and the Workforce Fact Sheet: ” Democrats Continue Out-of-Control Spending Spree, Bogging Down Child Nutrition with Costly Federal Mandates and a Stealth Tax on Working Families” (November 29, 2010)