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CNN 2010-10-05

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First Ladies do have a lot of influence. They can use that to make an impact on laws and policies. For example, First Lady Michelle Obama's big push is to fight childhood obesity1. One of her goals is for Congress to pass a new child nutrition law. We're talking about the school lunch program. It hasn't been updated in about five years. This new bill, the first lady is pushing for, would offer money to poor districts to help pay for free meals and it would require healthier foods in school programs. And it doesn't look like this thing's gonna become law anytime soon. You see, the money for these new programs would come from the Food Stamp Program and some Democrats2 think that should be off limits. One Congressman3 said quote, we are not going to tolerate robbing the poor to pay for every piece of legislation4.

 

We've been talking this week about how healthy eating means making choices. You guys can make those decisions for yourselves or talk to your parents about making them. The kids who are younger you, maybe your little brothers, little sisters, might not know about choosing healthy foods yet. They might just want whatever meal has a toy with it. That's why some California officials are considering a ban on including toys with some fast food meals. David Stevenson of affiliate5 KTVU serves up the details.


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1 obesity Dv1ya     
n.肥胖,肥大
参考例句:
  • One effect of overeating may be obesity.吃得过多能导致肥胖。
  • Sugar and fat can more easily lead to obesity than some other foods.糖和脂肪比其他食物更容易导致肥胖。
2 democrats 655beefefdcaf76097d489a3ff245f76     
n.民主主义者,民主人士( democrat的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The Democrats held a pep rally on Capitol Hill yesterday. 民主党昨天在国会山召开了竞选誓师大会。
  • The democrats organize a filibuster in the senate. 民主党党员组织了阻挠议事。 来自《简明英汉词典》
3 Congressman TvMzt7     
n.(美)国会议员
参考例句:
  • He related several anecdotes about his first years as a congressman.他讲述自己初任议员那几年的几则轶事。
  • The congressman is meditating a reply to his critics.这位国会议员正在考虑给他的批评者一个答复。
4 legislation q9uzG     
n.立法,法律的制定;法规,法律
参考例句:
  • They began to draft legislation.他们开始起草法规。
  • The liberals band together against the new legislation.自由党员联合一致反对新的立法。
5 affiliate TVBzj     
vt.使隶(附)属于;n.附属机构,分公司
参考例句:
  • Our New York company has an affiliate in Los Angeles.我们的纽约公司在洛杉矶有一个下属企业。
  • What is the difference between affiliate and regular membership?固定会员和附属会员之间的区别是什么?
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