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Child Nutrition Act

On Dec. 13, 2010, President Obama signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, the bill that reauthorizes the Child Nutrition Act. The House of Representatives voted with bipartisan support to pass the bill on Dec. 2, following a unanimous Senate vote in the summer. As the act is reauthorized only once every five years, this bill marks a significant move to shape the future of school food.

To learn more about the Child Nutrition Act, please click on the link below.


Link:

http://healthyschoolscampaign.org/getinvolved/action/childnutrition.php


Let's Move

How Did We Get Here?

Thirty years ago, most people led lives that kept them at a healthy weight. Kids walked to and from school every day, ran around at recess, participated in gym class, and played for hours after school before dinner. Meals were home-cooked with reasonable portion sizes and there was always a vegetable on the plate. Eating fast food was rare and snacking between meals was an occasional treat.

Today, children experience a very different lifestyle. Walks to and from school have been replaced by car and bus rides. Gym class and after-school sports have been cut; afternoons are now spent with TV, video games, and the internet. Parents are busier than ever and families eat fewer home-cooked meals. Snacking between meals is now commonplace. 

To learn more about Let's Move, Please click on the link below.


Link: 

http://www.letsmove.gov/ 


School Supplies
 

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