A child nutrition bill that proposes $8 billion additional funding over 10 years for child nutrition programs was passed by the House Education and Labor Committee on Thursday.

"The Improving Nutrition for America's Children Act" The increased funding will go to nutrition programs including school breakfast and lunch and more.

First lady Michelle Obama issued a supportive statement upon receiving the news of the passage of the bill that could impact the Let’s Move campaign that aims to end childhood obesity within a generation.

"I congratulate Chairman Miller and the House Education and Labor Committee on the successful bipartisan passage of a child nutrition reauthorization bill out of the Committee today. This important legislation will combat hunger and provide millions of schoolchildren with access to healthier meals, a critical step in the battle against childhood obesity.”

In the statement, she urged the House and Senate for a further legislative action. She added, “The President looks forward to signing a final bill this year, so that we can make significant progress in improving the nutrition and health of children across our nation."