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Obama administration to target hunger and obesity

Tom Vilsack, President-elect Barack Obama’s choice for agriculture secretary, stated he would put “nutrition at the center of all food assistance programs.” Public health advocates have long tried to link food assistance to good nutrition. “For a long time, we’ve looked at hunger and obesity separately,” said Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa). “It’s not a zero-sum game.” Read the rest of the story by Jane Black at the Washington Post.

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  1. Submitted by Craig Westover on 12/25/2008 - 03:37 pm.

    Of course, and I am just missing it, there must be an authorization in the Constitution for the executive branch to concern itself with individual nutrition.

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