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Obama signs child nutrition bill
Among other things, the $4.5 billion measure provides more money to poor areas to subsidize free meals and requires schools to abide by health guidelines drafted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. To help offset the higher cost of including more fruits and vegetables, the bill increases the reimbursement rate for school lunches.
The bill is about "giving our kids the healthy futures they deserve," the president said during a bill signing ceremony at a Washington elementary school. "Right now across the country too many kids don't have access to school meals."
Even when they do, he added, too often the meals aren't sufficiently nutritious. As a result, he said, one out of every three children in America is overweight or obese.
This is great, GMO veggies for all you lil tykes. Check out the story on Discovery Health where a guy lives on McDonald's for 30 days and gains almost 30 pounds. And school lunches are why children are obese. Within the story it also investigates the school lunch program by the USDA and what they give to the schools to feed the children. And it's all heat-n-eat. The film was called "Super size me"
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