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Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Duncan on Passage of Childhood Nutrition Bill

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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement on congressional passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which will reauthorize federal school meals programs:

"Today, Congress approved a bill that will make the most significant investment in the National School Lunch program in more than 30 years. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act will increase healthy choices in school cafeterias across the country. These changes will help schools fight our country's childhood obesity epidemic and give students access to the nutritional food they need to help them learn. I look forward to working with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to provide students with the healthy foods they need and deserve."