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Heinrich to Highlight Outdoor Learning Spaces and Universal School Meals

ALBUQUERQUE – This Friday, May 19, 2023, At 12:30 p.m. MT, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will host a press conference highlighting the reintroduction of the Living Schoolyards Act and the Universal School Meals Act.  

WHEN: Friday, May 19, at 12:30 p.m. MT

WHERE: Wilson Middle School, 1138 Cardenas Dr. SE, Albuquerque, NM, 87108


U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich
Senate President Pro Tempore Mimi Stewart
Senator Michael Padilla
Senator Leo Jaramillo
Representative Janelle Anyanonu



The Living Schoolyards Act was reintroduced on May 10, 2023, by U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) to support schools as they re-envision their outdoor spaces and create more hands-on learning opportunities, strengthen local ecological systems, and give every child a place to learn and play outside.  

The Universal School Meals Act was introduced on May 11, 2023, by U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to provide a permanent solution to end child hunger in schools by offering free breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack to all students, preschool through high school, regardless of income. For states like New Mexico, which has enacted a statewide universal school meals program, this legislation would provide federal funding for the expanded state school meals program.