Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said schools that serve more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to pupils should see higher federal support rates than those serving less-healthier meals loaded with high fats and sugar, reports the Associated Press. Child nutrition programs, which include school lunch and breakfast, are due for an overhaul, but Congress is not expected to act before 2010. The government has targeted improving the nutritional quality and access to school meals amid rising child obesity rates. "It is important for us to reward top performers," Vilsack told the Senate Agriculture Committee Nov. 17. "We would encourage this committee...

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