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Education Secretary Duncan and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to Urge Congress to Pass Legislation to Improve School Meals

Posted Nov 15 2010 12:56pm

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Event Date 1: November 15, 2010 01:30 pm

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2010 –Today, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will visit the River Terrace Elementary School in Washington, D.C. to urge passage of the child nutrition bill before the conclusion of the 111th Congress.

Improving USDA’s child nutrition programs on behalf of nearly 32 million kids across the nation is a top priority of the Obama Administration. Strengthening the Child Nutrition and National School Lunch Acts, which authorize USDA’s child nutrition programs including the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, is the legislative centerpiece of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign. This legislation will help battle hunger and food insecurity during the school day while providing critical resources to raise a generation of healthy children. To learn more about the First Lady’s Let’s Move! campaign, visit .

Event 1
Education Secretary Arne Duncan
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Visit to River Terrace Elementary School to emphasize the importance of passing the child nutrition bill before the end of the 111th Congress and to discuss the Obama administration’s priorities for improving school meals and the health of children across the nation. 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 River Terrace Elementary School
420 34th ST NE
Washington, D.C. 20019
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