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Djou, Hirono vote for $4.5B child nutrition bill

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 10:40 p.m. HST, Dec 02, 2010



U.S. Reps. Charles Djou and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii are endorsing a $4.5 billion measure to provide more nutritious school meals and combat childhood obesity.

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act passed the House Thursday and now goes to President Barack Obama for his expected signature.

In a statement Thursday, Hirono cited several statistics to justify her support, such as the 28.5 percent of the state's youth between the ages of 10 and 17 who are obese.

She also says more than 9 percent of Hawaii residents lack consistent access to enough food for a healthy and productive life.

Djou says the bill ensures the nation's youngest will more likely develop healthier lifestyles. The Republican also notes that it will not add to the deficit.

 







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