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Kline Statement: Markup of H. J. Res. 87 and H.R. 5003, "Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016"
May 18, 2016 -
Today, the committee will consider two proposals as part of our ongoing efforts to promote responsible solutions to the challenges facing the American people. First, we will consider a resolution to promote fair union elections by blocking the Department of Labor’s “persuader” rule. Over the years, ...
Rokita Statement: Hearing on “Child Nutrition Assistance: Looking at the Cost of Compliance for States and Schools”
Jun 24, 2015 -
We all know the important role healthy food plays in a child’s education. We cannot expect children to learn or excel in the classroom if they are hungry or are not properly nourished. That’s why we on the Education and the Workforce Committee have been examining child nutrition programs to ensure t...
Kline Statement: Hearing on "Child Nutrition Assistance: Are Federal Rules and Regulations Serving the Best Interests of Schools and Families?"
Jun 16, 2015 -
We all know the important role nutrition plays in a child’s development and education. As I’ve said before, it’s just commonsense that if children are hungry or malnourished, then they are less likely to succeed in the classroom. That’s why the federal government has long invested in programs that a...
Rokita Statement: Hearing on "Addressing Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in Federal Child Nutrition Programs"
May 19, 2015 -
Last month, the Committee on Education and the Workforce held a hearing to discuss the importance of federal child nutrition programs, many of which need to be reauthorized by Congress later this year. Members engaged in a robust discussion about these programs, and we understand the role healthy fo...
Kline Statement: Hearing on “Serving Students and Families through Child Nutrition Programs”
Apr 15, 2015 -
Healthy meals are vitally important to a child’s education. It’s just basic commonsense that if a child is hungry then he or she is less likely to succeed in the classroom and later in life. That is why our nation has long invested in services that provide low-income students nutritious meals in sch...
Kline Statement: Hearing on “Improving Children's Health: Strengthening Federal Child Nutrition Programs”
Mar 2, 2010 -
Thank you Chairman Miller, and good afternoon. Today we will examine federal child nutrition programs with an eye toward improving children’s health. Childhood obesity rates are a serious concern for parents and families, and they present a challenge to the health of our nation as a whole. What chil...
Platts Statement: Subcommittee Hearing on “Improving Child Nutrition Programs to Reduce Childhood Obesity”
May 14, 2009 -
Today we are here to discuss childhood obesity and child nutrition programs. Over the last ten years, obesity in the United States has been increasing at a staggering rate. The most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that more than 72 million adults, or over one-t...