America’s First Lady pushes for child nutrition bill to be passed
Michelle Obama is calling on the congress to pass legislation to improve standards of nutrition in American schools.
The suggested bill would allocate $4.5 billion over the course of a decade to support school cafeterias and would also include an overhaul of the standard of food allowed to be sold in schools including that of vending machines.
“We owe it to the children who aren’t reaching their potential because they’re not getting the nutrition they need during the day,” Obama recently wrote in the Washington Post
She also expressed concern for the health and vitality of Americas next generation who are currently suffering from an obesity epidemic.
Obesity is currently one of Americas biggest health challenges as almost two thirds of American adults and 15 percent of children are overweight or obese, both of which increase the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
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