Guam – Guam Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo reports that the passage of the Hunger Free Kids Act by the U.S. House of Representatives means that $182,000 could be available to Guam for improve school lunches.
The House passed S. 3307, the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act, by a vote of 267 yeas to 157 noes.
In a release, the Congresswoman states that the legislation aims to improve children’s access to healthy and nutritious meals, implement new school food safety guidelines and establish nutrition standards for all foods sold in schools.
She is quoted in the release as saying that:
“Children on Guam enrolled in school lunch programs and millions more around the country, will benefit from passage of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act,” said Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo. “This bill is critical to increasing access and improving the quality of nutritious school lunches on our island. Together with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative, this bill will help to reduce childhood obesity rates and improve the learning environment in our schools. Ensuring that children and students gain access to nutritious food is the first step towards their growth and development.”