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Senate Votes to Increase Child Nutrition Funds

Aug 5 -Before the 5-week recess, the U.S. Senate on Thursday approved $4.5 billion in additional funds for child nutrition programs over the next 10 years, the largest investment in hunger and child nutrition programs ever.

The legislation, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, increases reimbursements to school systems for lunches, provides more training to help serve healthier food, removes junk foods served to youth and strengthens wellness policies on nutrition and physical activity.

Senate Democrats said the cost of the additional money to help feed children and women would be offset by changes to other Department of Agriculture programs. Although a huge step forward, more work needs to be done to finalize the bill in Congress before the expiration on September 30, 2010. Continue for more details. From:cspinet.org

News Sources:
http://www.cspinet.org/new/201008051.html
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN05223733._CH_.2400
http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/08/07/1765503/eat-well-to-be-well.html

 

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Senate Votes to Increase Child Nutrition Funds

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August 8 2010