Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Help Change School Food

Here's an important message from our colleagues at the Center for Science in the Public Interest...

Dear Colleague,

We have created an on-line petition in support of the Child Nutrition Promotion and School Lunch Protection Act (S771/HR1363), which would have U.S. Department of Agriculture update its decades-old nutrition standards for foods sold out of vending machines, schools stores and other venues in schools (outside the meal programs): http://takeaction.cspinet.org/campaign/schoolfoodspetition

Please take a minute to send the petition to your Senators and Congressional Representatives and to pass it on to your organization's email network, listserves to which you belong, colleagues, friends, and family. Support for the bill is growing (we're up to more than 100 cosponsors), but your support is needed to pass the bill. More information about the bill is available at http://www.schoolfoods.org/.

Joy Johanson
Senior Policy Associate
Center for Science in the Public Interest