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House Proceeding 03-02-10 on Mar 2nd, 2010 :: 1:59:15 to 2:03:10
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Joe Courtney

1:59:08 to 1:59:28( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Courtney: the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from connecticut, mr. courtney, and the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. thompson, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from connecticut. mr. courtney: thank you, madam speaker. madam speaker, i request five legislative days during which members may revise and extend and insert extraneousaterial on house resolution 362 into the record.

Joe Courtney

1:59:15 to 2:03:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Joe Courtney

Joe Courtney

1:59:29 to 1:59:49( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Courtney: the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. courtney: thank you, madam speaker. madam speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. courtney: thank you. i rise today in support of house resolution 362, which expresses the house of representatives' sport for the goals and ideals of the national school lunch program. when it comes to education in

Joe Courtney

1:59:50 to 2:00:11( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Courtney: our country, we traditionally focus on reading, writing and extra curricular activities. we want to assure that our students have access to well-trained teachers and the tools they need to achieve academic success. however, we often forget that an essential tool to any child's academic success can also be found outside the classroom in the school cafeteria.

Joe Courtney

2:00:12 to 2:00:34( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Courtney: children who are hungry are at a disadvantage to their peers. studies show that those hungry have a high likelihood of lower math scores, increased absences and tardyness and a higher chance of having to repeat a grade. children who are not well nourished are also more likely to need referrals to special

Joe Courtney

2:00:35 to 2:00:56( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Courtney: education services. nearly 1/3 of our children today are overweight and obese. obesity rates have soared, increasing nearly five-fold in those ages 6 to 11. helping children have a healthy relationshiwith food and

Joe Courtney

2:00:57 to 2:01:18( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Courtney: nutrition has never been more important. the first lady, michelle obama, has started a new program to deal with this chaenge. the let's move campaign helps parents make better choices, improving access to better food in communities. the national school lunch

Joe Courtney

2:01:19 to 2:01:40( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Courtney: program can have a central role in the first lady's help people achieve their ghest efforts. for over 60 years, the national school lunch program has served as a safeguard for the health and well being of our nation's children. madam speaker, i would also like to take note of the changes we've seen in school

Joe Courtney

2:01:41 to 2:02:01( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Courtney: food menus over the years. in cafeterias in all our communities you might find a menu that offers salad bars with fresh fruit, whole wheat pizza or freshly made chicken wraps. the days of mystery meats are passed. today's students want to eat in the school cafeteria because

Joe Courtney

2:02:02 to 2:02:23( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Courtney: the food tastes good and offer mrs. options. however, we know that healthy foods cost more. the u.s. department of agriculture ha reported the fool cost to create a reimbursable lunch generally exceeds that of the federal reimbursement for free lunches. help to address this concern, the president has requested an adecisional $1 billion for

Joe Courtney

2:02:24 to 2:02:44( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Courtney: child nutrition programs to help improve nutrition and quality and make these available to more children. these will go a long way in school calf tier tos -- cafeterias across the country and i look forward to working with the president and my colleague on this initiative.

Joe Courtney

2:02:45 to 2:03:05( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Courtney: lastly, madam speaker, this week each of us may be receiving visits from our local school lunch fund service directors. i want to acknowledge the fine work of the school lunch workers. they are the front lines in thevert and deserve our thanks.

Joe Courtney

2:03:06 to 2:03:10( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Courtney: i would like to thank representative watson for introducing this important resolution that highlights the needs of this program and urge

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