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Child Nutrition Act: 12 Key Changes The New Law Delivers (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 12/14/10 12:38 PM ET   Updated: 12/14/11 12:13 PM ET

This week President Obama signed into law the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. The $4.5 billion bill aims to make school foods more nutritious and expand the reach of lunches and dinners to thousands of children. But how exactly will it impact the future health of America's children? Here are 12 key points of the new law you.

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Schools will be eligible for performance-based incentives -- an increase of the federal reimbursement for school meals, of six cents per meal -- for supplying breakfast and lunches that meet nutrition standards outlined in bill.

For more information:
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 full text
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 White House fact sheet
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