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Obama Signs Nutrition Bill Into Law

Law imposes nutritional requirements, expands school lunches

(Newser) - Thousands more children would eat at school and all school food would become more nutritious under a bill President Obama signed into law today, part of an administration-wide effort to combat childhood obesity. "At a very basic level, this act is about doing what's right for our children,"... More »

Child Nutrition Bill Passes House, Goes to Obama

Democrats sidestep GOP's blocking tactic

(Newser) - Congressional Democrats sidestepped a Republican block and passed a childhood nutrition bill today, the AP reports. The $4.5 billion bill will increase the number of free lunches and dinners provided by schools, and impose nutritional requirements on the food provided in cafeterias and sold in vending machines. Michelle Obama,... More »

GOP Blocks Child Nutrition Bill

Michelle Obama-backed bill stalls in House

(Newser) - House Republicans have blocked a bill to give school meals to more needy children and to make those meals healthier. The $4.5 billion child nutrition bill—which Michelle Obama has lobbied for as part of her campaign against childhood obesity—was stalled by a procedural move that Democrats said... More »

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