Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

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Overview of Law

Championed by Michelle Obama, the act provides $4.5 billion in funding and resources to schools, increases the number of eligible children for school lunch programs, and sets authority and wellness standards with an overall goal of improving childhood nutrition and reducing childhood obesity.

Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act Benefits & Positives

DatePositive Result\BenefitRank
12/13/10Schools and communities provided resources to utilize local farms and gardens to provide fresh produce for school food programs.
12/13/10Number of eligible children enrolled in school meal programs increased by approximately 115,000 students