Childhood obesity targeted
Published 10:51 am Monday, March 19, 2007
Earlier this year, I was named ranking member on the House Agriculture Committee's Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry Subcommittee, and last week, we held our first hearing of the 110th Congress.
The purpose of the hearing was to review how the federal food stamp program impacts the health of our children, and given the obesity crisis our nation is currently facing, this hearing could not have come at a better time.
Officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and various individuals from around the country shared with the committee some of their knowledge and experience in this field.
I was especially pleased that one of my constituents, Ren