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Nutrition Research, Education and Assistance See Increases and Decreases in 2014 Budgets

The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program may see a decrease in its 2014 budget, according to the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee's recent proposed mark-up of the agriculture appropriations bill. SNAP-Education might also have its funding reallocated as part of the budget process. Meanwhile, food and nutrition research programs may see a slight increase in their budgets.

Congress is in the annual process of considering funding for numerous activities like health, nutrition and other government operations such as the administration of federal agencies.

The appropriations process as it relates to food and nutrition is debated in the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee and provides funding for all for USDA and FDA programs. The subcommittee recently marked up its version of the agriculture appropriations bill and sent it to the larger Appropriations Committee for consideration.

The bill markup resulted in decreased funds to the WIC program; maintained funding for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program at 2013 levels; and continued 2013 funding for the WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Many food and nutrition research programs are funded at 2013 levels, while others received slight increases.

A portion of SNAP-Ed funding was reallocated through a budget rule that allows both
the House
committees to impose annual spending limits on Farm Bill mandatory spending programs like SNAP-Ed. This bill's report also has language that calls for delaying implementation of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act and urges FDA to apply menu labeling to only restaurants or retail establishments where the primary and majority of business is the selling of food for consumption or the selling of food that is processed or prepared on the premises

Providing essential nutrition throughout the life cycle is one of the Academy's main legislative and public policy priorities. Therefore, the Academy is actively watching these mark-ups to ensure the most vulnerable populations receive adequate nutrition. The Academy is a close partner of the National WIC Association and has cosigned a letter to fully fund WIC and other vital nutrition programs. The Academy will be focusing efforts to protect SNAP-Ed funding in the Senate Appropriations process.

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