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ORLANDO, Fla. April 22, 2016 – Today Agriculture Undersecretary Kevin Concannon announced strengthened nutrition standards for food and beverages served to young children and others in day care settings at the annual conference of the National Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Sponsors Association. Young children and adults in day care will now receive meals with more whole grains, a greater variety of vegetables and fruits, and less added sugars and solid fats.

FLINT, Mich., April 8, 2016 – Agriculture Under Secretary Kevin Concannon today announced $26.9 million in grant funds to be distributed among eight grantees to continue administering pilots of the Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) programs, providing summertime nutrition assistance to children who receive free and reduced price meals during the school year. In addition to funding existing pilots for summer 2016, these grants will extend benefits to new rural areas, Tribal Nations, and areas of extreme need including Flint, Michigan.

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2016 - Secretary Tom Vilsack today released the following statement in response to a new report done jointly by FRAC and the CBPP regarding positive outcomes of the Community Eligibility Provision, part of the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which allows eligible high-poverty schools to offer school meals to all students at no charge, so they can focus on serving children the nutritious meals they need to learn, instead of doing paperwork.

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El Servicio de Alimentos y Nutrición (FNS, por sus siglas en inglés), antes conocido como Servicio de Alimentos y para Consumidores, administra los programas de asistencia alimenticia del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos. La misión del FNS es proporcionar a los niños y a las familias necesitadas un mejor acceso a los alimentos y una dieta más saludable a través de sus programas de asistencia alimenticia y de sus esfuerzos de educación integral en el área de la nutrición.

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