Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act Analysis

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Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was implemented at a time when more than a third of American children had become overweight or obese and youth had developed diet-related diseases previously only associated with adults such as cardiovascular disease, type 2- diabetes, and high blood pressure. In a 30-year time span, the childhood obesity rates had more than doubled in children and more than tripled in adolescents (Centers for Disease Control, 2015). The bill gave the USDA the authority to set nutritional standards for “all foods regularly sold in schools during the school day, including vending machines, the ‘a la carte’ lunch lines, and school stores” (USDA Blog, 2010). While obesity rates were the limelight of the media, there was still

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