Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Government Shuts Down; Effect on Federal Nutrition Programs Mixed

The federal government shut down following the expiration of a continuing resolution, with Congress and the Administration unable to reach a new funding agreement at the start of the 2014 fiscal year. The effect of the shutdown on federal nutrition programs varies; according to the Department of Agriculture, federal funding will continue for school meals and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, but will cease for the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children

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