Tomorrow, HSC is joining advocates for children’s health and learning in Washington, DC for a special briefing on national nutrition standards for all food and beverages sold to children in schools.
For the first time, the USDA will soon propose national nutrition standards for foods sold in schools through vending machines, school stores, a la carte lines, and other venues outside of the school meal programs. While the USDA has set nutritional standards for school meals, snack foods sold in schools are widely unregulated. Creating national guidelines is an important step in supporting children’s health, especially in light of the high rates of obesity and related illnesses among children.
Now, we need your help ensuring that our elected leaders recognize and support this critical effort. Please take a moment today to invite your senators and representative to this briefing.
At the briefing, attendees will learn how updated nutrition standards can benefit both children’s health and schools’ bottom lines.
Thank you for taking action to support schools in providing healthy food that boosts student health and fuels learning.
President and CEO
Monday, July 9, 2012
Action Alert: Snack Standards in Schools
From the Healthy Schools Campaign: