Child Nutrition Reauthorization
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 [PDF], as proposed by the Senate Agriculture Committee on March 23, 2010.
Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act [PDF], as proposed by the House Education and Labor Committee on June 10, 2010.
Senate Bill 1226 [PDF], introduced by Senator Bob Casey, for Paperless Enrollment for Schools Meal Act.
Assessing the “Survey Method” to Establishing Student Eligibility for School Meals in Child Nutrition Reauthorization [PDF], compiled by Rachel Meeks, Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, Kathy Fisher, Public Citizens for Children and Youth, and Jonathan Stein, Community Legal Services, April 29, 2010.
USDA Study Shows States Failing to Connect Many Needy Children to Free School Meals [PDF]. March 2009 Analysis by Center for Budget and Policy Priorities of the USDA study showing issues with Direct Certification implementation across states.
Fact Sheet on the Universal Feeding Program [PDF], written by the School District of Philadelphia after the USDA attempted to end the program in 2008.
Direct Certification in the National School Lunch Program: State Implementation Progress [PDF], a October 2009 Report to Congress from the USDA.
Additional Reports on School Meals and Childhood Hunger
Hunger in America's Classrooms: Share Our Strength's Teachers Report, published by Share Our Strength, November 2009.
School Breakfast Scorecard: School Year 2008-2009 [PDF], published by the Food Research and Action Center, December 2009.
School Breakfast in America's Big Cities [PDF], published by the Food Research and Action Center, December 2009.
NAHO Roadmap to End Childhood Hunger by 2015 [PDF], published by National Anti-Hunger Organizations, 2009.
Food Stamps as Medicine: A New Perspective on Children’s Health [PDF], published by Children’s Sentinel Nutrition Assessment Program (now “Children’s Health Watch"), February 2007.
Making Food Stamps Work: A Report on the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger’s Food Stamp Enrollment Campaign, 2003-2006 [PDF], by Mary Summers, published by the Robert A. Fox Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania, 2007.
Service Learning with a Food Stamp Enrollment Campaign: Community and Student Benefits [PDF], by Judith Porter, Mary Summers, et al. Reprinted from the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, Spring 2008, with permission from the editor and author.
Coming up Short: High Food Costs Outstrip Food Stamp Benefits [PDF], by Julie Thayer, Mariana Chilton, et al. Published by C-SNAP at Boston Medical Center and The Philadelphia Grow Project at Drexel University (as part of the series “The Real Cost of a Healthy Diet”).
SNAP (Food Stamps) Offers Significant Bang for the Buck [PDF], published by the The U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committe Chairman's Staff. Senator Bob Casey, Chairman. November 22, 2011.
Good Food, Good Jobs: Turning Food Deserts into Job Oases [PDF], by Joel Berg, published by the Progressive Policy Institute, December 2009.
A Better Recipe for New York City: Less Red Tape, More Food on the Table [PDF], by Rebecca Widom, et al. Published by the Homeless Outreach and Prevention Project at the Urban Justice Center (New York City), January 2006.
Hunger in the Community: Ways Hospitals Can Help [PDF], published by Project Bread (Massachusetts), 2009.