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March 2005
Mothering;Mar/Apr2005, Issue 129, p88
This article reports that the Democrat Senator from Iowa Tom Harkin has long been an advocate for the needs of the youngest citizens of the U.S., from improving early childhood education to eliminating child labor. One of his current ventures is helping kids make better food choices. Responding to the sharp rise in childhood obesity, Harkin is leading the fight in the Senate to improve health and wellness programs for children, especially in public schools. In 2002, Harkin initiated the Harkin Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program to supply free fresh fruits and vegetables to students in selected public schools.


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