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Your voice is urgently needed today! School children will lose healthier, plant-based lunch options unless Congress takes a stand.

September 21, 2010
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From PCRM

What’s at Stake

Congress is on the verge of voting for a new Child Nutrition Act. HR 5504, the 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.

Please urge Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and Education and Labor Chairman George Miller to pass the superior House bill, H.R. 5504, and reject the Senate’s bill, S. 3307.

Find out more information about the history of this bill HERE.

Please send a Message to Congress Before it’s Too Late!

1) Complete the form HERE with your information.

2) Click the “Send Message” button and your message will automatically be sent to Key leaders, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and Education & Labor Chairman George Miller.

MESSAGE TEXT

Right now, we need your leadership to pass a strong child nutrition bill that will ensure healthy options for all children. Please pass the House version of the Child Nutrition Act and reject the Senate’s version.

The Senate bill does not go far enough to meaningfully improve the nutrition of school meals. The House must pass H.R. 5504, the Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act of 2010, to ensure that America’s school children have access to the wholesome foods they need to stay healthy.

Unlike the Senate’s weak, stripped-down bill, H.R. 5504 has the power to give schools the tools and funding necessary to give all children the healthiest options in school. The House bill includes an innovative pilot program to introduce more plant-based foods in the school lunch program and provides more funding for farm-to-school programs. It extends nutrition standards to all food sold in schools during and after school hours and provides vital funding to carry out nutrition education and wellness promotion activities. The House bill also goes much further towards providing more low-income children with access to school breakfasts and nutritious meals after school, on weekends, and during the summer.

Please take this unprecedented opportunity to make a real difference for our children’s health. Please pass H.R. 5504 to give students the healthy school meals they need.

PCRM’s 2008 School Lunch Report Card

One Comment leave one →
  1. Nicole permalink
    September 22, 2010 8:36 am

    Right now, we need your leadership to pass a strong child nutrition bill that will ensure healthy options for all children. Please pass the House version of the Child Nutrition Act and reject the Senate’s version.

    The Senate bill does not go far enough to meaningfully improve the nutrition of school meals. The House must pass H.R. 5504, the Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act of 2010, to ensure that America’s school children have access to the wholesome foods they need to stay healthy.

    Unlike the Senate’s weak, stripped-down bill, H.R. 5504 has the power to give schools the tools and funding necessary to give all children the healthiest options in school. The House bill includes an innovative pilot program to introduce more plant-based foods in the school lunch program and provides more funding for farm-to-school programs. It extends nutrition standards to all food sold in schools during and after school hours and provides vital funding to carry out nutrition education and wellness promotion activities. The House bill also goes much further towards providing more low-income children with access to school breakfasts and nutritious meals after school, on weekends, and during the summer.

    Please take this unprecedented opportunity to make a real difference for our children’s health. Please pass H.R. 5504 to give students the healthy school meals they need.

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