History of Food Programs

  • Milk Program

    This provided needed children with a low price pint of whole milk. It was made part of the Child Nutrition Act in 1960, therefore it helped lead the way for the government to play a larger role in nutrition. Calcium is important to ensure healthy bones while children are growning, and this act gave more children access to it.
  • Free and Reduced Lunch Program

    President Harry S. Tubman created the School Nutrition Act in 1946 in response to the military rejecting men due to health related problems. This act helped to prevent children from getting diseases related to malnutrition, and is still in effect today. It helps to give all children the equal opportunity to lead a nutritious life.
  • Breakfast Program

    This provided school children with a free or reduced price breakfast based on family income. Breakfast is very important because it boosts your metabolism and is proven to help kids make better grades and be more focused. This program helped to ensure kids at least recieved two good meals a day even if they could not get them at home.
  • Hunger-Free Kids Act

    This act provided more funding for school lunch programs and supported getting more fresh fruits and vegetables in school cafeterias. It also raised the standards of meals in school and daycare settings. This act is important because funding is key to being able to provide these programs and the standards of meals served in schools and daycares must be monitored.
  • Lets Move! Program

    This program is dedicated to solving childhood obesity, and focuses on providing healthier foods in schools, ensuring that every family has access to healthy, affordable food, and helping kids become more physically active. At this time, 1 in 3 children in America are obese. This program is key to helping end the epidemic of obesity in America.