Implementation of the 2010 Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act - Survey
In February, SNS worked with the Academy’s Policy Initiatives and Advocacy staff in Washington, D. C.in development of a survey sent to SNS members February 21 to help assess the impact implementation of the 2010 Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) had on school nutrition programs. Information collected in the survey will be used to share these valuable experiences with both Congress and USDA. We would like to thank the many SNS members who took the time to complete the survey, your help and input is greatly appreciated.
Below are some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) regarding the survey.
Q: Who is collecting the data in the survey, and how will it be used?
A: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Policy, Initiative and Advocacy office is collecting the data to better understand the success and challenges of implementing the HHFKA. The survey data will help shape the Academy’s voice, when speaking with USDA and Congress officials.
Q: Will results of this survey be shared with SNS members or at PPW or with both groups?
A: Yes, the survey results will be shared with SNS members in late spring or early summer. Some preliminary results are noted in one of the PPW issue briefs, but a full report will be out in late spring early summer.
Q: How and in what format or context will the information from this survey be shared with USDA/FNS?
A: The survey results will be presented as a brief to USDA and Congress.
Q: I work in a State or Federal Agency, why don’t any of the questions pertain to my role in implementation of the HHFKA?
A: We focused the survey on school or school district level nutrition services professionals. We recognize that State and Federal professionals implementing the HHFKA will have different issues then represented on the survey. The survey requires the first question to be answered and the questions that ask for “successes” and “challenges” of implementation, this may be a place for State/Federal professionals to provide input.