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House Proceeding on Mar 9th, 2009 :: 0:22:20 to 0:27:35
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Gwen Moore

0:22:16 to 0:22:36( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: to learn, grow and develop to their fullest potential. i ask for my colleagues' support and i r balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlewoman from california. ms. woolsey: mr. speaker, i'm pleased to yield as much time as she she may consume to the gentlewo moore. the speaker pro tempore: the

Gwen Moore

0:22:20 to 0:27:35( Edit History Discussion )
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Gwen Moore

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Gwen Moore: gentlewoman from wisconsin is recognized for as much time as she may consume. ms. moore: well, thank you, madam chair. mr. speaker, i rise today to express my strong support for the national school breakfast program, h.res. 210, and ask that i be allowed to revise and extend my remarks.

Gwen Moore

0:22:58 to 0:23:19( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: this resolution really shows the importance of school breakfast programs and their positive impact on a child's overall academic performance. and, again, i want to thank the education and labor committee for bringing this resolution forward in honor of national school breakfast week. mr. speaker, every 35 seconds a

Gwen Moore

0:23:20 to 0:23:43( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: child is born into poverty in the united states of america. in fact, as a nation, we've seen an increase in children living in poverty up to nearly ree million children. with children representing a disproportion share of the poor

Gwen Moore

0:23:44 to 0:24:07( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: in the united states as they're 25% of the total population but 35% of the poor in our population. and to the extent that the parents of children are responsible for their well-being, the unemployment rate which has risen from 7.6%

Gwen Moore

0:24:08 to 0:24:30( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: to 8.1% and jus losing 651,000 jobs, 3.6 million jobs just in the last year, this has caused families to struggle even more to feed their children and they need to turn to schools for this much-needed assistance.

Gwen Moore

0:24:31 to 0:24:51( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: i can tell you that a study done by th general hospital in conjunction with harvard medical school concluded that children who are at nutritional risk have significantly poorer attendance, punks wallet and ades. but it also showed that these same parents that are

Gwen Moore

0:24:52 to 0:25:13( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: responsible for taking care of them self-report that food insufficientsy means that their children have repeated a grade in school, they have lower scores in standardized tests, lower grades in math and m days tardy and absentrom school. studies have also shown that

Gwen Moore

0:25:14 to 0:25:34( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: students who fail to eat an adequate breakfast increase their chances for being overweight than children who eat a healthy breakfast on a daily basis. fortunately, mr. speaker, these data show that providing breakfast in school has been

Gwen Moore

0:25:35 to 0:25:55( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: able to improve attentiveness and academic performance while reducing tardyness and disciplinary referrals. i just want to mention that these school breakfasts must meet the nutrition standards of the dietary guidelines for americans which recommend no more than 30% of an individual's calories come from

Gwen Moore

0:25:56 to 0:26:16( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: fat and will less than 10% from saturated fate -- saturated fat. in addition, breakfast must have 1/4 of the daily allowance for protein, iron, vitamin a, vitamin c and calories and i mention this because thi be the best meal the children have all day long.

Gwen Moore

0:26:17 to 0:26:37( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: i can tell you, mr. speaker, that providing availability, accessibility and participation in the school breakfast program is one of the best ways to support the health and educational potential of children, particularly low-income children. in my own state of wisconsin, we saw a

Gwen Moore

0:26:38 to 0:26:58( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: in school breakfast participation with a 25.3% grth rate and this is largely due to our efforts in our state to implement universal classroom our milwaukee public he will metropolitanry schools --

Gwen Moore

0:26:59 to 0:27:19( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: elementary schools. let me remind the body of this, mr. speaker, that though our country is in the midst of a tough economic in our community or across the country should ever go to school hungry. when our children are able to eat quality meals in the morning, we see improvements in math and reading scores as well

Gwen Moore

0:27:20 to 0:27:35( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: as cognitive skills. if our children are going to be able to compete in a global environment, we needo do everything we can to make sure that they succeed. it's clear that there's no -- that there's a definite need for school breakfa programs,

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