Aug 5, 2010 4:23 PM by Melissa Canone

Senate Making School Lunches Healthier

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has passed legislation aimed at
making school lunches healthier, a key part of first lady Michelle
Obama's campaign to end childhood obesity.
The legislation would create new standards for all foods in
schools, including vending machine items, to give students
healthier meal options. It would spend $4.5 billion more over 10
The bill also would expand the number of low-income children
eligible for free or reduced-cost meals, a step Democrats say would
help President Barack Obama reach his goal of ending childhood
hunger by 2015.
A similar bill is pending in the House after committee approval
last month.


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