Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Child Nutrition Act USA

PCRM Legislative Fund / Child Nutrition Act: Attention all our friends and readers in the USA!

Elizabeth Kucinich, Director of Public and Government Affairs in PCRM, has published this message today:

Congress is on the verge of voting for a new Child Nutrition Act, and we’ve received word that an excellent House version of the bill, which would allow more children to have access to healthful plant-based options, may be rejected for a much weaker, stripped-down Senate version. This Senate version will make it harder for children to choose healthy food options in the cafeteria. Our chance to improve school lunches across the nation lies in the hands of Congress today! Please urge key leaders in the House to pass the superior House bill, H.R. 5504, and reject the Senate’s bill, S. 3307.

Please follow this link ASAP to send an email, or for more info: http://www.pcrmlf.org/cna/index.cfm

The health of America's children is declining rapidly, with millions afflicted by obesity and at high risk for adult diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers. These children, many of whom get more than half of their daily calories in the school lunch line, are not given the opportunity to choose healthier food or learn good eating habits at school. Urge Congress to help provide students more plant-based options in the federally funded school lunch and school breakfast programs. Please support H.R. 5504, The Improving Nutrition for America's Children Act of 2010, to give students the healthy school lunches that they deserve.

1 comment:

jackiesock1 said...

Hi, I'm a 16 year-old American vegan living in PA. I was fascinated by this article and the concern of the UK for our health epidemic.
I'd just like to say thank you. The food industry certainly has its claws gripped into congress.
I myself just started a website based on food, health, and the environment for my friends.
I may post something on this subject. If you have anything you could add I'd appreciate it! Thanks!