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|Thursday, March 18, 2010||15:49|
(Drinks Media Wire). U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, will host a press conference tomorrow with Senator Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif., to announce an agreement between the food and beverage industry and public health and education groups on national school nutrition standards for foods sold in schools.
The agreement is included in Lincoln’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act released today to reauthorize child nutrition programs. The Act makes the largest investment in federal child nutrition programs to date. These programs play a critical role in preventing hunger and promoting healthy diets among children from birth until the end of secondary school.
Who: U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark.
U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, D-Iowa
Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, D-Cal.
Representatives from the food and beverage industry, public health organizations, and education groups
What: Press Conference to Announce National School Nutrition Standards
When: Thursday, March 18, 2010
2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Where: Senate Agriculture Committee Hearing Room, SR-328A
The Center for Science in the Public Interest is a nonprofit health advocacy group based in Washington, DC, that focuses on nutrition, food safety, and pro-health alcohol policies. CSPI is supported by the 900,000 U.S. and Canadian subscribers to its Nutrition Action Healthletter and by foundation grants.
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