Implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, SNAP Education Provision
On Dec. 13, 2010, President Barack H. Obama signed into law the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-296), which reauthorized the Child Nutrition and WIC Programs. Operations of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) are affected by implementation of a provision of this law, Section 241, which establishes a Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Grant Program. The provision seeks to improve the effectiveness of SNAP-Ed and make it easier for the States to administer, while still allowing funding to grow.
This memorandum describes the provisions of Section 241, and how the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) will implement these provisions. The attachment details State allocations for SNAP-Ed activities for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2011. As described below, some provisions are effective from the beginning of this Fiscal Year. Other provisions will not be effective until Fiscal Year 2013. On or before Jan. 1, 2012, FNS will publish in the Federal Register rules promulgating the provisions of Section 241.