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4-2 Final Project Milestone Two: Open Comment Letter Draft HCM-320-R1480 Healthcare Economics 15EW1 October 16, 2015 October 16, 2015
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RE: PUBLIC LAW 111 - 296 - HEALTHY, HUNGER-FREE KIDS ACT OF 2010 Dear Senator Blanche Lincoln, Growing up as a child living in poverty and without the options of healthy food most days I have paid the price as an adult. I suffered with childhood obesity from age five and still struggle with obesity to this day. Although I now have many options for healthier foods and the ability to make better choices for myself, reversing the effects of the bad decisions the first eighteen years of my life have not been easy. I have researched PL 111-296 and believe it will do a great deal of good for today’s youth and tomorrow’s adults. Childhood obesity is one of the most pressing health threats facing the United States. Today, one third of American children and adolescents are obese or overweight [CITATION Jef07 \l 1033 ]. Koplan also states that over the past 30 years, the prevalence of obesity has nearly tripled for children 2 to 5 years of age and youth 12 to 19 years of age, and it has quadru- pled for children 6 to 11 years old. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 is meant to pro- vide all children with healthy food options in school and to increase the number of kids who are a part of free lunch programs in the following ways [ CITATION Off10 \l 1033 ]. Gives USDA the authority to set nutritional standards for all foods regularly sold in schools during the school day, including vending machines, the “a la carte” lunch lines, and school stores. Provides additional funding to schools that meet updated nutritional standards for federally subsidized lunches. This is an historic investment, the first real reimbursement rate increase in over 30 years.
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Helps communities establish local farm to school networks, create school gardens, and ensures that more local foods are used in the school setting. Builds on USDA work to improve nutritional quality of commodity foods that schools receive from USDA and use in their breakfast and lunch programs. Expands access to drinking water in schools, particularly during meal times.
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