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President Obama in Columbia Heights This Morning!


Photo of ‘Tubman Elementary School field’ by PoPville flickr user Mr. T in DC

Thanks to a reader for sending the heads up about the President’s visit this morning to Harriet Tubman School at 3101 13th Street NW in Columbia Heights:

On Monday, December 13, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver remarks and the President will sign into law the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 at Harriet Tubman Elementary School located in Washington, D.C. The President and the First Lady will be joined by Cabinet Secretaries, Members of Congress, and advocacy group leaders who worked diligently to promote and ultimately pass the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Teachers, students, and parents from Harriet Tubman Elementary School and from local schools will also participate in the event.

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 will improve the quality of school breakfasts, lunches and other foods sold in schools while also strengthening nutrition programs that serve young children, including WIC and the Child and Adult Care Food Program. The bill is an important advancement of the Obama Administration’s goal of solving the problem of childhood obesity within a generation, which First Lady Michelle Obama has championed through the Let’s Move! Initiative.

You can watch the event live here. It should start around 10:30am.

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