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US agriculture secretary visiting Colorado this week

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is planning a visit to northern Colorado.

GREELEY, Colo. — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will travel to Colorado this week.

Vilsack will visit the Centennial State on Wednesday when he will visit a school in Weld County, according to a news release from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Vilsack is expected to announce several actions by the Biden-Harris administration, including investments to support and expand students’ access to healthy school meals in Colorado and across the country, according to the USDA.

The USDA said Vilsack will be visiting Maplewood Elementary School in Greeley.

Vilsack's school visit, which falls during National Nutrition Month, will highlight the Biden-Harris administration’s "commitment to ensuring children have consistent access to meals that support their health and well-being," according to the USDA news release.

"This is a key aspect of the Biden-Harris Administration’s National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, which committed to ending hunger and reducing diet-related diseases, and health disparities by 2030," the USDA release said.

Credit: AP Photo/Thomas Hartwell
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Nov. 11, 2022.

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