Resource | Legislation
Food and Nutrition Act of 2008

[As Amended Through PL 116–94, Enacted Dec. 20, 2019]
To strengthen the agricultural economy; to help to achieve a fuller and more effective use of food abundances; to provide for improved levels of nutrition among low-income households through a cooperative federal-state program of food assistance to be operated through normal channels of trade; and for other purposes.

PL 88-525
Resource | Legislation
Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018

[As Amended Through PL 116–94, Enacted Dec. 20, 2019]
To provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes. 

PL 115-334
Resource | Best Practices
Best Practices from Across the Nation

Successful summer meal program expansion requires careful preparation and intensive community-based efforts. It requires the sharing of ideas, innovations, and best practices across state lines and time zones. It involves a blend of collaboration that is diverse but united by a single vision: to feed more hungry children during the summer months.

Drawing from relevant examples, best practices by states, sponsors, and partners can serve as inspiration for summer meal programs across the nation. Each of the following topics is an important consideration in the planning of a successful summer meal effort. There are tips, stories of best practices in action, and links to further information.

Resource | Legislation
Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act

[As Amended Through PL 116–94, Enacted Dec. 20, 2019]
It is hereby declared to be the policy of Congress, as a measure of national security, to safeguard the health and well-being of the Nation’s children and to encourage the domestic consumption of nutritious agricultural commodities and other food, by assisting the states, through grants-in-aid and other means, in providing an adequate supply of foods and other facilities for the establishment, maintenance, operation, and expansion of nonprofit school lunch programs.

PL 116–94
Resource | Best Practices
Best Practices for Healthy School Fundraisers

Use this brochure to help your school earn extra money for different activities, events, and equipment that keep students excited and engaged. This brochure provides ideas to use healthy choices for fundraising that sell only nonfood items or foods that meet the Smart Snacks nutrition standards.