Wyoming: A Leader In Kids' Health


K2's Ophelia Young reports, oyoung@k2tv.com:

The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act passed last December won't go into effect until this fall or winter, but officials say Wyoming has already begun making better food and feeding more children. 

Janey Thornton, Deputy Under Secretary for the USDA says the amount of Wyoming organizations feeding children for the summer has gone up by 44%--much more than any other state in the country. 

At a rally today at the Casper Boys and Girls Club, Thornton presented an award in recognition of that statistic. 

Ms. Rodeo Wyoming was also at the rally to encourage healthy eating by explaining that cowboys couldn't ride bulls and horses if all they ate were donuts. 

Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill also joined the boys and girls in the bleachers.  She said she was proud of Wyoming and hoped this effort will grow to include everyone.