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Summary Analysis of the Senate Agriculture Committee Nutrition Title

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Publication Date: November 2007

Publisher(s): Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Stacy Dean; Dottie Rosenbaum

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Health (Food and nutrition)
Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Keywords: Economic projections; Food costs; Food insecurity; Public education

Type: Report


Including improvements expected to be added to the bill by a manager’s amendment after the bill passed out of Committee, the nutrition provisions of the bill include about $4.2 billion over five years in improvements for the Food Stamp Program and the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), $1.1 billion for an expanded program under the School Lunch Program to provide free fresh fruits and vegetables in schools, as well as various provisions that reauthorize and improve the Food Stamp Program and various commodity distribution and other nutrition programs.