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A Call to Oppose the Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016 (H.R. 5003)

Citation

Chauvenet, Christina & Taillie, Lindsey Smith (2016). A Call to Oppose the Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016 (H.R. 5003). American Journal of Public Health, 106(12), 2129-2130. PMCID: PMC5105016

Abstract

The Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016 (H.R. 5003) does not live up to its name. The legislation would threaten food security for nutrition assistance recipients, decrease the healthfulness of school meals, and may further increase health disparities between children from low- and high-income backgrounds. The American Public Health Association (APHA) opposed this legislation in a letter to Congress along with more than 750 other public health organizations. We urge readers to join APHA in opposing this legislation.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2016.303479

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2016

Journal Title

American Journal of Public Health

Author(s)

Chauvenet, Christina
Taillie, Lindsey Smith

PMCID

PMC5105016