Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

First Lady Supports Nutrition Bill

Congressional reauthorization of child nutrition programs is getting a lot of attention lately.
First Lady Michelle Obama called on Congress to reauthorize child nutrition programs in an August 2 op-ed in the Washington Post
She pointed out: “The bill will make it easier for the tens of millions of children who participate in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program — and many others who are eligible but not enrolled — to get the nutritious meals they need to do their best… We owe it to the children who aren't reaching their potential because they're not getting the nutrition they need during the day.”
Senate Agriculture Committee chair Blanche Lincoln (D-AR), Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN), and other senators held a rally July 29 urging the Senate to reauthorize child nutrition programs before they leave for their summer recess, due to begin next week.

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