Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Monday, June 14, 2010

Call Congress NOW - Help Make Lunch Healthier!

Here's the information you need from the Healthy Schools Campaign:

Child Nutrition is moving: now is the time to speak up for healthy school food! The Child Nutrition Act, the legislation that determines school food policy and resources, will be introduced in the House of Representatives at any moment.

To call the capitol switchboard, dial 1-800-815-3740, ask for your representative in the US House***, and ask that the reauthorization include:

- Increased funding for the school meal program, at minimum the $1 billion per year for 10 years that President Obama has proposed.

- Increased quality of meals served in the school meal program; including less use of highly processed foods which are high in fat and sodium, increased fresh and high quality fruits and vegetables, more whole grains, and reduced overall sodium content.

- Strengthened nutrition standards for school meal programs and competitive foods.
At least $50 million mandatory funding for Farm to School programs.

As the Child Nutrition Act is reauthorized once every five years, this is a critical opportunity to shape the future of school food, particularly in light of First Lady Michelle Obama's call to end childhood obesity in a generation.

We need your help to ensure that a well-funded reauthorization is passed this year.

***Call our Congressman Peter King directly at 202-225-7896

You can also send an email through their website at

Use the comment section to let others know what response you get from Congressman King.


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