Nutrition

The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) actively advocates across a diverse spectrum of food nutrition issues, particularly federal programs and services designed to provide families, mothers, infants and school children with ready access to affordable and nutritious food options.

The enactment of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (S. 3307) in December, 2010, which contained $4.5 billion in new funding, represented the culmination of a long-term commitment by AFFI to reauthorize and expand funding for federal school meal programs and initiatives such as the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that promote infant and maternal nutrition.

In addition, the law also contains new nutrition standards for school meal programs.

AFFI is focused on working with federal agencies to ensure implementation of the law is carried out in such a way so as to ensure frozen foods remain a key staple of federal food nutrition efforts.