School Lunch and Child Nutrition Amendments
Amends the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 and the National School Lunch Act to authorize FY 1985 through 1988 appropriations for:
(1) the special supplemental food program for women, infants, and children (WIC);
(2) State administrative expenses;
(3) the childrens' summer food service program; and
(4) the commodity distribution program.
Provides a permanent authorization for the nutrition education and training program.
Reduces the student cost of a reduced price lunch from 40 cents to 25 cents, and of a reduced price breakfast from 30 cents to 15 cents.
Provides an additional six cents per breakfast to increase the nutritional quality of such program.
Requires the Secretary of Agriculture to promulgate related nutritional improvement regulations.
Provides States with a three percent reimbursent for commodity for commodity transportation and storage costs.
Eliminates the $1500 tuition limit for private school program particiaption.
Increases the nubmer of reimbursable meals and snacks under the child care food program.
Excludes certain medical expenses from household income for program eligibility purposes.
Eliminates the requirement that free meal eligibility be the same as that required for food stamp eligibility.
Prohibits the Secretary from requiring school lunch program income verification unless the direct cost of such verification is appropriated.
Makes kindergartens in specified schools eligible for the special milk program.
Obligates specified food service equipment appropriations for low-income area schools.
States that school food facilities and personnel may be used for nonprofit nutrition programs for the elderly.
Makes specified nonprofit private sponsors eligible for the summer feeding program.
Prohibits States from using more than two and on-half percent of a current fiscal year's WIC appropriations for a preceding year's expenditures.
Permits administrative funds to be used for technical assistance to improve State administrative systems.
Includes Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) among the programs to be coordinated with the child nutrition programs.
Provides for a reduction in program paperwork.
Requires the secretary of Agriculture to fill vacancies on the National Advisory Council on Maternal, Infant, and Fetal Nutrition within 90 days, and to hold Council meetings at least annually.