Poor kids will not be able to learn as well or as easily as they could if they were not feeling the pangs of hunger and stress and illness that come with poverty. Poverty is not a partisan issue, but a moral one.
For low-income families who struggle to overcome hunger, back-to-school season brings an end to the strain of putting additional meals on the table when the free and reduced-price school breakfasts and lunches are unavailable.
While the improvements to the quality of foods provided by our child nutrition programs is a strong step forward, there are two shortfalls to the legislation that the House should consider before taking up the Senate bill.
Michelle Obama started her government-wide "Let's Move" program to improve children's health and nutrition, but Blanche Lincoln's the author of the Senate child nutrition bill. And Lincoln is no Michelle Obama.