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TODAY AT 2:00PM: Secretary Vilsack, Rachael Ray to Hold Conference Call on Benefits of Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act for America?s Children



 

Media Advisory No. PENDING Contact:
USDA Office of Communications
(202) 720-4623

 
TODAY AT 2:00PM: Secretary Vilsack, Rachael Ray to Hold Conference Call on
 Benefits of Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act for America’s Children
 
President Obama signs the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act into law today 

 WASHINGTON, DC, December 13, 2010 – TODAY, December 13th at 2:00pm ET, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and nationally-renowned cook and healthy kids advocate Rachael Ray will hold a conference call with reporters to discuss the impact of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act signed into law today by President Obama.  The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act will improve the quality of school breakfasts, lunches and other foods sold in schools while also strengthening nutrition programs that serve young children, including WIC and the Child and Adult Care Food Program.  The bill is an important advancement of the Obama Administration’s goal of solving the problem of childhood obesity within a generation, which First Lady Michelle Obama has championed through the Let’s Move! Initiative.

Monday, December 13, 2010
2 p.m. EST
 

WHAT:

Conference call with Secretary Vilsack and Rachael Ray

DIAL IN:

Media wishing to join the call should dial (800) 553-0327 and ask for the “White House Healthy Kids” call.  No passcode is necessary.




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