Subcommittee Reviews Impact of the Federal Food Stamp Program on Children's Health
Washington, DC, March 13, 2007
"I am concerned about the obesity epidemic in
"As the father of two young children, I know how hard nutritional education can be; however, given the obesity crisis our nation is currently facing, it is absolutely imperative we do what we can to help curb this epidemic. Providing increased fruit and vegetable options in the food assistance programs can help improve the quality of many Americans' diets, which is why we must work to improve the nutrition aspect of the Food Stamp Program as we move forward in the 2007 Farm Bill process," said Ranking Member Jo Bonner.
Written testimony provided by the witnesses is available on the Committee website, and a full transcript of the hearing will be posted on the Committee website in 4-6 weeks.
The Honorable Nancy Montanez-Johner, Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services,
Mr. James D. Weill, President, Food Research and
Dr. Mariana Chilton, Ph.D, MPH, Principal Investigator, The
Ms. Janet Murguia, President and CEO, National Council of La
Ms. Rene Massey, Director, Baldwin County Department of Human Resources, Bay
Mr. Gary Brunk, Executive Director,
Ms. Kim McCoy Wade, J.D., Executive Director,