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Friday, February 19th, 2010

$1 Billion to Support Child Nutrition

Posted by: Rachelle Mirkin

US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack held a conference call to outline the Administration’s priorities for the upcoming Child Nutrition Reauthorization. The President has proposed an additional $1 billion per year in new funding in his 2011 Budget to focus on efforts such as: expanding use of direct certification to help more children participate; increasing participation in school breakfast programs; improving the nutritional quality of meals and snacks; and supporting local farmers and ranchers by promoting farm to school programs.

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