USDA Events Scheduled to Highlight Efforts to Improve School Meals

USDA Events Scheduled to Highlight Efforts to Improve School Meals

Steps to reduce hunger will be outlined at events throughout country.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says we owe it to our children to ensure nutrition programs address the challenges of childhood hunger and obesity. This year, as Congress considers the reauthorization and improvement of the Child Nutrition Act, Vilsack says there's an unprecedented opportunity to improve the health and well being of our children.

According to Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon, that can be done through enhancing the nutritional quality of school meals and improving the overall health of our school environments. Concannon says it's also important to work towards reducing barriers and ensuring all eligible children can participate in USDA's school meals programs. All of these are priorities of the Administration.

To highlight the Obama Administration's efforts, USDA will hold a series of school nutrition events throughout the country to outline a number of steps to reduce hunger and improve the health and nutrition of the nation's children. Participants will include food service workers, school officials, community and advocacy members, federal, state and local officials, parents and students.

These school nutrition events are scheduled for
Arkansas, South Carolina, Nevada, Florida, Michigan, Connecticut, Montana, Indiana and California. For additional details, including dates, cities and the USDA official that will attend the event, click HERE.

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