Signed into law by the President on December 13, 2010, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (The Act) allows the US Department of Agriculture, for the first time in over 30 years, the chance to make real reforms to the school lunch and breakfast programs by improving the critical nutrition and hunger safety net for millions of children. It is also the legislative centerpiece of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 provides categorical eligibility to foster children for free meals served under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act.
- Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2010: Categorical Eligibility of Foster Children (Memo)
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, Public Law 111-296, provides categorical eligibility for free meals to foster children. The purpose of this memorandum from the United States Department of Agriculture is to provide guidance on the implementation of this provision in the Child Nutrition Programs. (January 31, 2011)
- Child Nutrition Programs – State Agency Contact Information
States manage the Child Nutrition Programs. If you would like to reach out directly to your State Child Nutrition Programs to collaborate on the implementation of the new law or to find out more information about implementation in your State, contact information can be found by visiting the United States Department of Agriculture website (by clicking on the link above).