More on Nutrition
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday announced that it was extending authorization for all schools to offer free meals for students through the 2020-21 school year. The move is intended to allow districts the flexibility in offering either in-person or off-site meal programs for students as the country continues to recover from the impacts of COVID-19.
Today, Congressman Roger Marshall (R-KS) joined Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN), Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) to announce the introduction of H.R. 6774, the Medically Tailored Home-Delivered Meals Demonstration Pilot Act of 2020, a new bill that would establish a Medicare pilot program to address the critical link between diet, chronic illness, and senior health.
For Families & Individuals
Childcare Resources: HHS's Administration for Children and Families has created ChildCare.Gov as a resource to connect parents with child care providers in their state and help emergency workers connect with resources to pay for childcare during the pandemic.
Washington, DC —This week, Congressman Roger Marshall and Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) introduced a bipartisan bill to help food insecure college students. The Campus Hunger Reduction Act of 2019 makes institutions of higher education eligible for the Community Food Projects grant program, a grant through the US Department of Agriculture that helps nonprofits and public agencies address hunger through food distribution, outreach, increased self-reliance, and more.
Washington D.C.- Congressmen Roger Marshall, Tim Ryan (D-OH), and A. Donald McEachin (D-VA) introduced bipartisan legislation to incentivize food service providers such as grocers, retailers, and nonprofits to help end food deserts.