It's important that elected officials recognize the essential nature of parks and recreation. Sometimes advocacy work can be daunting, but it all starts with telling your story! 

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Child Nutrition Reauthorization

Park and recreation agencies are key partners in promoting community health and wellbeing; in fact, they are the largest provider of nutritious meals for youth outside of schools. Recently, the House Education and Labor Committee introduced H.R. 8450: The Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act – a bill that would reauthorize federal programs aimed at promoting nutrition under the Child Nutrition Act. NRPA strongly urges the passage of the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act, and with it, a robust Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) that supports youth and their families. Join us in supporting critical child nutrition programs!.

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