October 24, 2014
MIAMI (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton has announced an
agreement with leading food manufacturers to provide healthier
school lunch options.
Clinton told Miami school students on Friday that seven
companies have agreed to increase the sale of foods that meet
science-based nutrition standards by 50 percent within five years.
The manufacturers also agreed to set prices that are no higher than
Clinton's foundation is a member of the Alliance for a Healthier
Generation, an organization that aims to reduce childhood obesity.
The pact is expected to provide healthier options for more than
30 million students nationwide, including 14 million in the free
and reduced-price lunch program.
The agreement comes a day after Wal-Mart announced it would make
thousands of products healthier by reformulating them and pushing
suppliers to do the same.
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