Prevention Institute and Policylink, on behalf of the Convergence Partnership, sent a letter to the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee stressing the need for the child nutrition reauthorization legislation-the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010—and the importance of key provisions in creating environments that support healthy eating and active living for all children.
The Convergence Partnership stressed its concerns about childhood obesity and its strong support for efforts to reverse the trend and improve the health of all children. The Convergence Partnership believes that the Act provides a critical opportunity to improve child nutrition, promote healthy child development, reduce hunger and food insecurity, and enhance academic performance.
In the letter, the Convergence Partnership outlines key provisions it supports in moving forward and urges the Senate to pass the Act quickly. Given the obesity crisis, current economic downturn, and increasing food insecurity, the Convergence Partnership believes it is imperative to pass this legislation this year. Read the letter here .