Dems seek to expand school lunch program to weekends, holidays

Yes, there are hungry children out there. And no child should go hungry in a land of plenty like the US. But using the school lunch program as a supplemental food program for poor kids is inefficent and a waste. The Hill: Four House Democrats have proposed legislation that would expand school lunch programs to weekends and holidays.Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) proposed the bill, which would amend the Richard Russell National School Lunch Act to set up weekend and holiday "feeding programs." The proposal is meant to help ensure that at-risk school children meet their nutritional needs, but it would only extend this help during the school year, not during the summer. Her bill, H.R. 1395, is co-sponsored by Reps. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio), Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), and Terri Sewell (D-Ala.).The bill is the latest entry to the list of legislation meant to tweak the national school lunch program. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), for example, has proposed the Healthy Lifestyles and Prevention...(Read Full Post)