Congress (Finally) Passes Child Nutrition Bill

After months of procrastination, the U.S. Congress in late June finally passed the Child Nutrition and WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Reauthorization Act of 2004. The measure, signed into law by the president, extends provisions of the National School Lunch and Breakfast Acts that had been due to expire and also adds a couple of new wrinkles to the programs.

The most prominent of these is a pilot program in five states that would test the feasibility of eliminating the reduced pric

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