Rachael Ray and Members of Congress Speak About Importance of Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Child Nutrition

June 10, 2010  • 

(Washington, DC) — Daytime talk show host and author Rachael Ray joined a bipartisan group of Members of Congress to speak about the importance of the new Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act of 2010. The legislation, which reauthorizes the Child Nutrition Act, will dramatically improve the quality of meals children eat both in and out of school and in child care settings, support community efforts to reduce childhood hunger and, for the first time, establish nutrition standards for all foods sold in schools. Nationally, one-third of children are either overweight or at risk of becoming overweight.

"We are on the brink of a national crisis with our children’s health. The barriers that prevent children from accessing quality meals mean more children are at risk of obesity and poor nutrition and this has serious implications for the health and well-being of the future of this country," said U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA), chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee. "This legislation creates a nutritional safety net for millions of children who rely on the child nutrition programs by meeting children’s nutritional needs at every step along the way – in school, on the weekends and during the summer. Child hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation."

Watch Rachael express support for the Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act of 2010:



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The full text and addtional details about the Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act of 2010 legislation is available, here.

Watch more video footage, including an introduction and additional comments from U.S. Representative George Miller (D-CA), chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee: