Child Nutrition Action in US House: Ask Your Legislator to Support a Fully Funded Child Nutrition Ac
April 26, 2010 | Written By: Healthy Schools Campaign
The US House of Representatives has begun working on their version of the Child Nutrition Act, the major federal legislation that determines school food policy and resources. As the Act is reauthorized only once every five years, this is an important opportunity to shape the future of school food, particularly in light of First Lady Michelle Obama’s call to end childhood obesity in a generation.
We need your help to ensure that President Obama’s proposed funding of $10 billion over the next 10 years is included in the bill. Representatives James McGovern and Jo Ann Emerson are taking the lead on a Dear Colleague letter to Nancy Pelosi to ask that the bill is fully funded.
Please ask your Representative today to sign on to this letter; the deadline for signing is Tuesday, April 27.
HSC is continuing to advocate for a strong, well-funded reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act. Please join us.
To learn more about the Child Nutrition Act, visit HSC's child nutrition action center.