Statement on USDA increase for nutritional assistance for Flint Children

FLINT, MI – “The announcement by USDA Under Secretary Concannon today of increased federal funding to provide nutrition assistance to the children in Flint is welcome news. USDA

Solid nutrition to help reduce the health impacts of lead exposure is so important, especially for children. This funding provides a family with more healthy food choices and is a nice complement to the summer programs established for children in Flint.

The Mission Flint team looks forward to the ongoing state and federal partnerships that can help the families of Flint recover from this crisis.” Jamie Clover Adams, director, MI Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and Nutrition Lead for Mission Flint