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Groups praise child nutrition law, with qualms

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/nation/article/groups_praise_child_nutrition_law_with_qualms_20101203

Jewish groups praised the renewal of a law funding school meals, but expressed concern that it was financed in part by money designated for food stamps. The approval in the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday of the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act means the bill -- which had been subject to some last minute wrangling -- is ready for enactment by the president. The bill extends for another ten years funding for school lunches and breakfasts for children from families that depend on the meals, estimated at 4.2 million households.

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