What’s on the lame duck docket

There’s a new push to get something done on child nutrition – plus the Child Tax Credit and ag immigration – during the lame duck session. Today: Senate Judiciary examines the Albertsons-Kroger merger. FDA extends the comment period for its ‘healthy’ update. And why experts can’t agree on what’s driving obesity.

President Barack Obama signs the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act with Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Rosa DeLauro and a small child around him.s

Hello, and welcome to Food Fix. I hope you all enjoyed some quality time with friends and family over the Thanksgiving holiday. I feel particularly refreshed after my high-energy almost-three-year-old spent last week playing with his wonderful grandparents, which meant we had a 5-to-1 adult-to-toddler ratio. Pretty ideal!

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