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Media Advisory No.: PENDING
Contact: Regan Hopper
FNS Office of Communications
USDA Official to Host Media Conference Call on Critical Improvements to the School Nutrition Environment as Kids Head Back to School
Under Secretary Kevin Concannon Highlights Key Reforms in the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act to Improve School Meal Quality
WASHINGTON, August 15, 2011—TODAY. USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon will host a national conference to discuss key reforms enacted through the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that will improve the nutritional quality of school meals this year and strengthen the school environment for our nation’s schoolchildren.
Improving child nutrition is the focal point of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act signed by President Obama in December 2010. The Act allows USDA, for the first time in over 30 years, the chance to make real reforms to the school lunch and breakfast programs by improving the critical nutrition and hunger safety net for millions of children, and help a new generation win the future by having healthier lives. Under Secretary Concannon will discuss the many HHFKA provisions in place and in development this school year that will greatly improve the diets of schoolchildren across the country.
Monday, August 15, 2011
1:00 p.m. EDT
WHAT: Media conference call to discuss accomplishments of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 and Healthier US School Challenge and to emphasize the administration’s efforts to expand nutrition and physical activity opportunities for our nation’s schoolchildren.
WHO: Kevin Concannon, USDA Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services
Becke Bounds, Child Nutrition Director, Lamar County School District, MS
D. Allen Youngman, Major General, USA (ret.), Mission: Readiness
DIAL-IN Audio Bridge Number: 888-790-3293
PASSCODE: SECY (Given Verbally)
All callers using the above pass code will be placed in listen only mode. To join the Q&A portion of the meeting, these callers are instructed to press *1 on their touch tone phone.
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