U.S. nutrition official to visit Fishers school

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A top official in the U.S. Food and Nutrition Service is going to central Indiana to promote President Barack Obama's call to more than double federal spending on child nutrition programs including school lunches and breakfasts.

Deputy FNS Administrator Audrey Rowe is due to visit Fishers Elementary School north of Indianapolis on Friday to tout Obama's plan to add $1 billion per year to the Child Nutrition Act that funds the school lunches and breakfast that serve a combined 32 million children each school day.

Advocates say nearly 400,000 Indiana students receive free and reduced-price lunches and about 170,000 get breakfasts.

Rowe will watch a physical education class, have lunch with students, and host a child nutrition roundtable with students, school officials, teachers, and others.

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