Thursday, July 15, 2010

Impact the future of school food by contacting your representative

Congress is working on federal legislation that can help meet the nutritional needs of children by deciding school food policy and resource allocation.

Reauthorization bills of the Child Nutrition Act have been introduced in both the House and the Senate. While both contain stipulations promoting health, neither provides enough funding to make integral changes (the House bill only asks for an additional 6 cents for each meal).

Mark-up on the bill begins today, and representatives need to hear your thoughts. Please take a moment to urge your representative to support increased funding for healthy school food.

This is a chance to impact the future of school food and combat hunger and youth-related health issues such as childhood obesity, and we need your help. This act is only reauthorized every 5 years, so now is the time to do something!

To learn more information and take action, check out Healthy Schools Campaign’s website:

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