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Clinton offers plan to improve child nutrition, cut child poverty
(2008-02-29)
(WOUB) - Hillary Clinton is offering a plan to improve childhood nutrition. And she's setting a goal to reduce by half the 12 million youngsters living in poverty over the next dozen years.

The package of proposals includes a "comprehensive" early education initiative that starts with a nurse's visits for pregnant women, lets children begin the Head Start program earlier and calls for universal pre-kindergarten programs.

She spelled out her proposals in a speech at the child care development center on Ohio University's southern campus, and toured a Head Start program serving economically challenged southern Ohio.

Clinton aides say the new programs will carry an annual pricetag of 5 to 6 billion dollars. A significant portion of her plan comes by expanding existing programs.

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