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Despite progress, the health of our nationís children is at risk

September 20, 2017
by RICHARD BESSER AND JOHN AUERBACH
The Hill

Seven years ago, Congress enacted landmark legislation directing the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to update nutrition standards for school meals. It was a long overdue step. Childhood obesity rates in the United States had tripled over the previous three decades, but it had been 15 years since nutrition standards for those programs had been updated. 

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