The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has proposed common-sense standards to ensure kids get balanced meals, but a group of Senators is trying to undermine the USDA’s authority and ability to enforce those standards. More than 4,000 members (including you!) have sent messages to their Senators urging them to support healthy lunches. Thank you!
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The USDA’s new standards would include more fruits, a greater variety of vegetables, whole grains, more fat-free and low-fat milk, and would limit salt, unhealthy fats and excess calories. But some in the food industry are fighting against their proposal.
Please spread the word to help keep our kids healthy and strong. You can send a message with our tell-a-friend tool, post the petition to your Facebook profile, tweet it or copy and send the sample message below:
I am writing to encourage you to join me in urging U.S. Senators to support the USDA’s new healthy school meals recommendations.
The USDA’s new standards would include more fruits, a greater variety of vegetables, whole grains, more fat-free and low-fat milk, and would limit salt, unhealthy fats and excess calories, but some in the food industry are fighting against their proposal.
America’s children deserve the chance to grow up strong and healthy, and they deserve the best school meals that we can give them, but if the Senators who oppose USDA’s efforts are successful, the goal of seeing healthy school lunches in cafeterias across the country will be in serious jeopardy.
Please help send a strong message to these legislators. We need your help to send a loud and clear message to Congress that we want to see healthy menu items in school cafeterias.
Please sign this petition and join me in urging Congress to support healthy meals for healthy kids.
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