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Advocates Call for Funding US EPA Healthy Schools Programs

As summer draws to a close, and schools across the country gear up for the new school year, the Coalition for Healthier Schools is calling on Congress to make healthy learning environments a national priority. This year's Back to School Day of Action is Tuesday, August 13th.  "The country is divided, but we all agree that children are the future," said Healthy Schools Network Executive Director Claire Barnett. "For this year's national Back to School Day, we are calling on Congress to invest in the health of our children and their places of learning. Our children spend nearly a third of their lives in schools and childcare. Congress must invest in EPA's proven programs that have helped school nationwide save money by preventing facility problems and by educating communities about why every child should have a healthy school."   Read more.....



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