Children need access to healthy food all year long because good nutrition provides the sound foundation they need to learn, grow and thrive. As USDA’s under secretary for food, nutrition and consumer services, it pleases me to say that during the regular school year, America’s schoolchildren can depend on the science-based nutrition provided by National School Lunch Program meals and the healthy choices now available at school. But when school is out during the summer months, it’s another story. Many kids don’t have access to even one nutritious meal a day.
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