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The Academy's Nutrition Care Manual is a comprehensive online resource that covers all aspects of nutrition management. NCM’s user-friendly resources include:

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Farm Bill Fails in House: Now What?

Last week, the House of Representatives considered more than 100 amendments to the Farm Bill, which authorizes critical food and nutrition assistance and education programs. These amendments included language that would have eliminated the SNAP Nutrition Education program and further cuts to the larger SNAP program. But in the end the House was not able to pass a bill.

During debate, the House passed two critical amendments: #99, to change the current dairy program; and #101, to create federal welfare work requirements and make financial cuts to SNAP-Ed. The passage of these two amendments caused many representatives to vote against the overall Farm Bill. On the other hand, some members did not vote for the Farm Bill because they felt the cuts to SNAP were not deep enough.

In the end, the House was not able to pass its version of a Farm Bill, and now next steps are unclear. If by the end of September, Congress is still not able to pass a Farm Bill or a one-year extension that would continue authorizing programs as they currently stand, then the law will revert to as it was written in 1949.

The Academy will begin to reformulate a strategy solely focused on passing a bill in the House, while considering the Academy’s Farm Bill recommendations to fund vital nutrition assistance and education programs for the most vulnerable populations.

As stated above, the Farm Bill debate focused heavily on cuts to the SNAP program, which provide supplemental food assistance for those who are hungry. To better understand hunger in your community, Feeding America has provided a wonderful resource.

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