H.R.2494: Tribal Nutrition Improvement Act of 2019
The Tribal Nutrition Improvement Act of 2019 would amend the National School Lunch Act to give Tribes the authority to directly provide Child Nutrition Programs. Specifically, it would authorize Native Tribes to directly administer programs like the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, the Summer Food Service Program, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program. The legislation aims to combat the effects that food deserts have on young people, including hunger and chronic illness.
- The National Assembly is committed to fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The National Assembly envisions equity as the condition in which differences among people have no influence on how they fare in society.
- Equity is advanced through the implementation of policies, practices, attitudes, and cultural messages that prevent differential outcomes based on the differences among people. This requires a continuous reevaluation of norms, and a commitment to eliminating policies, practices, and systems that perpetuate inequity, so that all people are fully welcomed, valued, respected, and heard.
- H.R. 2494 would give Native populations, which are sovereign nations, resources needed to combat negative health implications imposed on them by the U.S.
- The National Assembly supports this bill because we believe that all children deserve access to services and supports that help them thrive.