The Child Nutrition Initiative Supports Expansion and Renewal of the Child Nutrition Act
WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Susan Markham of the Child Nutrition Initiative:
The Child Nutrition Initiative commends U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, for her introduction today of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (the reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act).
As the Agriculture Committee and ultimately the full Senate undertakes consideration of Senator Lincoln's Act, the Initiative desires to see that every effort is made to increase the overall budget of the Child Nutrition Act while maximizing participation in the school meals programs and improving nutritional standards for school meals and competitive foods.
A poll conducted by the Initiative shows strong bipartisan support by the American public for expanding child nutrition programs that provide lunch and breakfast to children in nearly 100 percent of public schools. Key findings of the survey include:
The full survey results are available at http://www.schoolmealsmatter.org/act/survey.php.
Child Nutrition Initiative, a public education and advocacy campaign to bring attention to child nutrition issues and support a robust 2010 Child Nutrition Act. The initiative is being funded with the generous support of the New Venture Fund, the California Endowment and other private donors.
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