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Better food in schools aim of Colo. senator

THORNTON, Colo. – A Colorado senator is hitting a public-school cafeteria for lunch Tuesday.

And Sen. Michael Bennet is bringing a federal official along for lunch to promote a bill to get healthier foods on school lunch plates.

Bennet and Kevin Concannon of the U.S. Department of Agriculture are having lunch in a Thornton elementary school.



Bennet is among the Democrats in the Senate pushing for a bill to increase federal funding for school lunches. The bill would create a national nutrition standard for school cafeterias and increase funding for free- and reduced-price lunches for poor children.

That bill has passed the Senate Agriculture Committee and awaits a vote by the full Senate.



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On the Net:

Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010: http://ag.senate.gov/site/legislation.html


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