Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act
This opened up reauthorization of child nutrition programs and to the school lunch and breakfast programs. The legislation includes the National School Lunch and Breakfast program, The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), the Summer Food Service Program, the Afterschool Meal Program the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed).
Step 1 Recognizing the Problem & Setting the Agenda
motive behind creating the policy
With obesity becoming this generations epidemic Michelle Obama launched the "Lets Move" initiative. In the process of meeting with educators, parents, businesses and all types of organizations all agreed something must be done to combat this rapidly growing problem. In the interactions it was noted that over half of children's calories are consumed while at school, and for some the meals provided at school are the only meals they eat. In knowing this the First Lady and others decided there should be guidelines on school foods to raise a healthier generation of kids.
Step 2 Formulating the Policy
writing and crafting of the policy
Step 3 Adopting the Policy
making the policy official and enforceable
Step 4 Implementing the Policy
Enforcing the policy after it becomes official
Step 5 Evaluating the Policy
determining costs & benefits of the policy after it is implemented