Senate Passes New Child Nutrition Standards

Law360, New York (August 5, 2010, 6:22 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously approved legislation from Senate Agriculture Committee chairwoman Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., that reauthorizes the federal Child Nutrition Act and sets new nutritional and safety standards for food served in schools.

S. 3307, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, “will finally put us on a path toward improving the health of the next generation of Americans, providing common-sense solutions to tackling childhood hunger and obesity,” Lincoln said in a statement following the vote.

The $4.5 billion bill would require schools to meet federal...
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