The bipartisan funding deal approved by the House of Representatives on Tuesday includes language extending the USDA Child Nutrition waiver authority.
The move will give public schools the flexibility and support they need to continue school lunch and breakfast programs, and also allows child and adult care centers to operate as non-congregate and waives certain meal pattern requirements.
The language was proposed by Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07).
“For many Central Virginia kids, school meals provide one of their only reliable sources of nutrition. To make sure these students stay healthy and strong, we need to give our schools additional certainty that