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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand exercises some ideas about health
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand exercises some ideas about health

When it comes to kids and food, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is pragmatic: "Give kids a choice between French fries and green beans, they're going to pick French fries because they're delicious." Last summer, the junior senator from New York and mom to two young boys spoke about the need for more healthful school-lunch standards at a Senate committee hearing. She believes all kids deserve healthful, fresh, well-prepared foods so they can develop a taste for them at an early age. Gillibrand's mother was an attorney. Her grandmother worked for the New York State Legislature. She observed from both women that "doing it all" — raising kind, empathetic...

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