This week, President Obama signed the Healthy Hunger-Free Act into law. First Lady Michelle Obama spearheaded this campaign which falls in line with her movement, “Let’s Move” which is a nationwide campaign to address the alarming childhood obesity rates in our nation so we can raise a healthier generation of kids.
The event brought many smiles and happy emotions to a lot of people who are passionate and devoted to the Let’s Move! campaign. Signing this act means by helping provide healthier, more nutritious school meals to more children, this legislation is an important step toward ensuring that no child goes to school hungry and every child has the basic nutrition they need to learn, grow and pursue their dreams.
Here are 3 reasons why The Healthy Hunger-Free Act Is Good For Our Kids
- 115,000 more students will have access to school meal programs. This bill will also cut red tape and paperwork, making it easier for parents to enroll their children in these programs.
- Nutritional standards will help ensure that our kids have access to healthy food options.
- Communities and schools will receive assistance in setting up local farm-to-school networks to ensure that more fresh local foods are used in school meals.
Our beloved First Lady also stated, “Getting the proper nutrition has a major impact not just on our children’s health, but on their performance at school. Students who get the nutrition they need perform better in the classroom and miss fewer days of school. And lunchtime is a great time to teach our students important lessons about healthy eating that will last them a lifetime.”
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Kudos to the First Lady and President Obama for joining millions of concerned Americans who believe we all can make a difference!