Investments to improve access to nutritious meals need to be paired with investments in nutrition education to make sure students develop healthy eating habits. A Government Accountability Office (GAO) study found that the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
did not have an adequate structure to deliver nutrition education, disseminate nutrition education materials or to coordinate across State health and nutrition programs. That is why I am introducing the
Nutrition Coordinators for Local Healthy Youth Act to make sure students are given the skills to take advantage of state and local investments to improve their Team Nutrition programs.