Food Regulations: The Healthy And Hunger Free Kids Act

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The federal government has over time become strict on the regulation of food and food safety. With that being said, this is an improvement on how these agencies or departments are improving our everyday lives. The Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention all take part within food regulation and food safety. Each of these departments and agencies of food regulation and food safety each take part in, Food Safety Modernization Act, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Healthy and Hunger Free Kids Act, and Food advertising for Children. The Food Safety Modernization Act was created by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to ensure all …show more content…
Everyone of these are encouraging healthy eating habits and discussing different food regulations in some way. The Healthy and Hunger Free Kids Act, was put into place by the United States Department of Agriculture. The Hunger Free Kids Act, was presented in 2010, However was first proposed as the Child Nutrition and WIC reauthorization act in 2004 (4). The reason for the change was because it wanted to be presented as a growing problem for all kids not only in small children. This program is intended for school programs to be able to use and take advantage of. The Hunger Free Kids Act is a way for the the school to get involved and for them to set rules and future nutrition standards and goals that they wish to achieve. The schools are now monitoring and setting guidelines that must be followed. They are following set food regulations and and encouraging and educating kids of all ages around the school about living a healthier lifestyle, watching what you eat, and even encouraging them to start exercising more on a daily basis to go along with eating well. Most kids go to school, and are in school for up to 12 years until they graduate, so a smart place to really advertise and promote healthy eating and making students more aware of obesity that can effect them later on or even when they least expect it

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