Fattah Says Kids are the Winners in Child Nutrition Bill

Jun 10, 2010, 14:19 ET from Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah

WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "I want to commend Chairman George Miller and the Committee staff for their admirable work on the Improving Nutrition for America's Children Act.  The school nutrition program is vital to both the health and educational success of the nation's children, and this bill makes several important updates to that program so that it more efficiently meets the needs of children.  I'm especially proud of the Chairman's commitment to universal feeding, an idea that was developed and proven in Philadelphia.  Whether through the use of direct certification or a socio-economic survey, this administrative simplification will increase access to school meals and reduce paperwork, two laudable goals.  As Chairman of the Urban Caucus, I look forward to working with Chairman Miller and my colleagues to see this bill signed into law soon."    

SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah