Just a little blurb to say that the Child Nutrition Bill passed in the House yesterday, and will shortly be sent to President Obama for his signature. The vote was 264 to 157.
From the article:
“The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act gives schools critical resources to reach more children with healthy school meals and to serve more fresh produce, whole grains and low-fat dairy products in cafeterias. By establishing nutrition standards for all foods served or sold in schools, the legislation ensures that students will receive a consistent message about healthy choices.”
The legislation will also raise the federal reimbursement rate for school lunches by 6 cents.
With the Child Nutrition Bill passing the House as well as the Food Safety Bill in the Senate, it certainly has been an active week for food politics 🙂