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The Number Two Person at USDA Making a Couple of Stops in Oklahoma on Thursday

Wed, 12 May 2010 9:50:45 CDT

The Number Two Person at USDA Making a Couple of Stops in Oklahoma on Thursday Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan will visit Kingfisher and Shawnee, Okla. on Thursday to discuss the Obama Administrationís priorities underway at USDA to invest in rural infrastructure as well as improve the health and nutrition of children across the nation. Deputy Secretary Merrigan is the number two person at USDA, serving under USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack.

The Deputy Secretary will also be meeting in a closed to the media session with Oklahoma agricultural leaders- and later in the day, after lunch in Shawnee with school children, will be meeting with the

In Kingfisher, Merrigan will discuss why broadband is a critical investment for rural communities in Oklahoma and throughout the country to create economic opportunity for people and businesses and provide important infrastructure for key institutions such as libraries, hospitals, public safety buildings and community centers.

Later in the day in Shawnee, Merrigan will highlight efforts underway in Congress to improvement the Child Nutrition Act, which authorizes the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. These programs serve nearly 32 million children each day and work in concert to form a national safety net against hunger. Improving the Child Nutrition Act is the legislative centerpiece of First Lady Michelle Obamaís Letís Move! campaign to end childhood obesity within a generation. By passing strong reauthorization legislation, the Obama Administration hopes to reduce hunger, promote access, and improve the overall health and nutrition of children throughout the country.

Click here for more on the Administration's Child Obesity push called "Let's Move."



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