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Obama to seek $12B from Congress for child nutrition

from The Associated Press

President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress for $12 billion over a decade to help feed millions of schoolchildren from low-income families during the summer, the White House said. The request will be in the 2017 budget proposal Obama plans to send lawmakers on Feb. 9. Nearly 22 million low-income children receive free and reduced-price meals during the school year, but just a fraction of those kids receive meals when school is out. The disparity puts those children at higher risk of hunger and poor nutrition during the summer months, the White House said. more


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