Dear Colleagues --
I attach a joint letter from the industry associations to Congressman Mike Rogers, who is the lead sponsor of the SNAP Vitamin and Mineral Improvement Act.
As the letter notes, this legislation would include multivitamins into the SNAP program, an eminently sensible thing to do. Improving the nutrition of young children is the foundational step to better health, better learning, and a chance for a better life.
We urge you to support this legislation by a phone call to your member of the House of Representatives, and if you should see any of your elected officials during summer recess, do make a point of mentioning your support for this bill. Advancing this legislation would be a welcome bit of progress.