December 3rd, 2010

{food for thought} Child Nutrition Legislation Passes

house passes child nutrition legislation

After overcoming what looked to be another stumbling block earlier this week, the House passed the $4.5 billion Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act 2010 yesterday. The legislation, a foundational piece of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign, will reauthorize the Child Nutrition Act through 2015, impacting all children who participate in federal nutrition programs, more than 31 million people nation wide.

The law will usher in major changes in the way school food is handled. I couldn’t be happier, but not everyone agrees. The critics, who count Sarah Palin among them, have expressed what they consider major concerns.

Read more about the changes proposed by the legislation and what people are saying: House Passes Child Nutrition Legislation: Cause for Celebration or Concern?

What do you think? Is this good news for our kids, or is the government overstepping its bounds? Chime in!

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