To call for the breastfeeding week and to decline the percentage of overweight children in the U. S., the House Education and Labour Committee approved the "Improving Nutrition for America's Children Act".
In terms of its purpose, this act is initially aimed at enhancing the quality of food served for students at school. Thus, in order to reach this objective, the bill recommended a rise in the school lunch budget with the awareness of school food’s safety.
In terms of its content, the bill boosted the donation of the school food extra to food banks along with the cooperation between local schools and local farmers. Additionally, the bill asked schools to keep authority over the food supplied for its students by the vending machines. Besides, Obama’s administration organized a whole quality enhancement programmes dealing with the child nutrition problems in America which caused 1 in every 5 children to be obese.
9 out of the 10 states with the highest rates of poverty also happen to show the highest rates of overweight and obese children
The Act proposed by Chairman George Miller reauthorizes the Child Nutrition Act and increases its programs to serve more hungry children nationwide
Michelle Obama focused on urging the House and Senate to take their child nutrition bills into effect and pass them without cancellation
Both issues including the number of people relying on food stamps and the number of obese and overweight people are becoming critical and intertwined
Junk food are blamed to be the cause of obesity
The bill provides $8 billion for the implementation of these programmes within the next 10 years. However, according to Gordon Jenkins, the programme manager at Slow Food USA, this number is inadequate in case the Government focuses on more students out of the bill.
American children, especially those who can not receive well-balanced meals at home, need nutritious meals at school
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