Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, Feb. 10, 2003
CONTACT: Doris Sanchez
Phone: (512) 463-0127

MEDIA ADVISORY
PRESS CONFERENCE

Sen. Lucio announces landmark bill creating Texas Schoolchildrens Nutrition and Health Advisory Council

Who: State Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.
What: Press Conference
When: Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003 at 11 a.m.
Where: The Speakers Committee Room (House Press Conference Room) 2W.6

AUSTIN, TXState Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., (D-Brownsville) will present his landmark legislation filled with provisions aimed at improving the health of Texas children through the establishment of a Schoolchildrens Nutrition and Health Advisory Council and Fund, plus sensible restrictions on junk food from school vending machines.

Sen. Lucio and Texas Agriculture Commissioner Susan Combs have been developing this bill with the help of numerous state agencies and organizations for the past year. State Rep. Jaime Capelo Jr., (D-Corpus Christi) will sponsor the bill in the House and is scheduled to be at the press conference, as is Commissioner Combs and other legislators.

Also in attendance will be representatives from the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Texas Department of Health (TDH), and the Texas Department of Human Services (DHS), as well as other nutrition- and health-related organizations from throughout the state.

Resource people, who can assist in answering questions for the media on health and nutrition for children in Texas, will also be on hand. The legislation, along with a press release and an agenda, will be available at the press conference.

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