Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
For those of us who have stepped onto a school campus or into a school cafeteria in the United States, it is hard not to notice the abundance of bad food choices. Greasy pizza, fried snacks
and flavored milks are some of the unhealthy lunch choices out there. This is probably not anything shocking or new. The dilemma has been how to remedy the situation.
One of the combative efforts has been the Child Nutrition Act. For some time, first Lady Michelle Obama has championed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Although this program has been met with opposition President Obama Monday signed the bill that turned the child nutrition bill into law.
The bill will cost $4.5 billion dollars.
The money will be used to increase the number of children in school lunch programs. In addition, unhealthy food choices will be replaced with better options. Lacrosse School Nutritionist, Joni Ralph, says she likes what she has seen so far.....what happens down to the road.....well that remains to be seen.