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Learn about national efforts to influence school health

Take This Action Commit to this action for your nation to help overcome the obesity epidemic.

Within the past three years, the federal government has taken a number of steps to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. For example, the administration launched the Let's Move initiative, and the USDA released new nutrition standards for school meals. This extends significant progress made over the past several decades.

Learn about National Efforts to Create Healthier Schools

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The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 authorized funding to improve school and early care nutrition programs, and to increase access to healthy food for low-income children.