Sen. Baldwin makes stop at Holmen school to discuss lunch programs

HOLMEN, Wis. (WKBT) – Senator Tammy Baldwin made a stop at Prairie View Elementary School in Holmen to talk about school lunches.

She discussed the Support Kids Not Red Tape Bill, which would extend the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s school meal flexibility through the end of September 2023.

That meal program allowed kids to get food when schools were closed and during the summer months.

Senator Baldwin says it will give kids access to healthier food.

“Great fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, healthy rounded diets; this is really good for children’s development, their ability to be able to concentrate and focus in school, and for families to move off of being food insecure,” said Baldwin.

By extending the program, Baldwin says it would give families and schools more time to transition back to the way meal programs ran before the pandemic.