Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today outlined the need for a renewed commitment to improve childhood nutrition, which will lead to a healthier generation of Americans and a productive workforce to keep growing American business.
In remarks at a meeting with the United Parcel Service of America (UPS) and Georgia business leaders, Vilsack noted USDA has made significant focus on improving consumers' access to information and helping consumers have better access to food, which can help our nation combat obesity and malnutrition – raising a generation of young people who succeed in school and graduate ready to achieve great things.
"We know that people who eat right and exercise are healthier and more productive. We also know that when children get enough to eat, they do better on tests and are more likely to graduate," said Secretary Vilsack. "Focusing on childhood nutrition today will result in a more productive and skilled workforce, and contribute to a strong economy in the decades to come."