School Lunch, Food Insecurity, & National Security

Mar 11, 2021

3:00pm – 3:30pm CT

During World War II, more than one-third of military recruits were rejected due to malnutrition. As a result, Congress created the National School Lunch Program in 1946 with the strong support of military leaders. As COVID-19 has shuttered brick and mortar schools and worsened child food insecurity, retired admirals and generals will lay out a roadmap to modernize and adapt this vital national security program to meet the challenges of the future.

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Marcia Anderson

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Juan Ayala

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Barry Ford

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Malcolm Frost

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