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ELIMINATE harmful ingredients in our kids school meals!
  • Petitioned HISD Food Services

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HISD Food Services
HISD
HISD Board, District V, President
Michael L. Lunceford

ELIMINATE harmful ingredients in our kids school meals!

    1. Christina Cicack
    2. Petition by

      Christina Cicack

      Houston, TX

Obesity is now the most commonly diagnosed medical condition of childhood. The Centers for Disease Control has stated that because of diet realted illnesses, the current generation will probably be the first in American history to live a life span of ten years younger than their parents. Many causes to obesity and type II diabetes have been linked to the overly processed chemicals in our food supply.

If a child is spending 7 or more hours, consuming two-three meals a day plus snacks, in the Houston Independent School District, we would hope that they are receiving the best nutrition that they could possibly receive. More care needs to be taken at reviewing the ingredients of the foods being served to children. Currently, all sorts of items are allowed in the food served, including trans fats, hormones, antibiotics, chemicals used for processing, preservatives that include nitrates, MSG, aluminum, modified foods, artificial flavors and colors, high-fructose corn syrup and a wide range of other processed sugars.

We call on HISD Food Service to eliminate these harmful ingredients in our kids school meals and request that ingredient labels be made more readily available to the public. Children should have more access to fresh, scratch-made meals over the highly processed, fast-food options currently served to them.

Click here to learn more about the Houston School Meals Initiative.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Join us for Food Revolution Day May 19th!

      Christina Cicack
      Petition Organizer

      All across the Nation people are gathering to show their support for a mass food revolution. Check the map below to find an event near you.

      Join others this Saturday, May 19th at Mandell Park(Richmond & Mandell) in Houston for a community potluck with local chefs and artisans and a discussion on what your children in HISD are being served and how we can support our schools to move in a direction that supports REAL food. Hope to see you there!

    2. We hit over 100 signatures in just 2 weeks!!

      Christina Cicack
      Petition Organizer

      Every petition that gets electronically signed goes straight to Houston Independent School District Food Services and the Board. 100 signatures is a great start, but they may hear us better with a couple thousand! Please repost and share this petition with all those you can and keep up the good work!!

    3. Reached 100 signatures
    4. The support is overwhelming, but we still need more voices!

      Christina Cicack
      Petition Organizer

      I'd like to share with you a powerful tool you can use at your next health & wellness discussion about our kids foods. It provides data and explores solutions and ideas that empower parents. You can download the information in pdf form from the link listed.

    5. Reached 50 signatures
    6. Let's get 50 signatures within the first 24 hours of this petition!

      Christina Cicack
      Petition Organizer

      With your help we can get 50 or more signatures-post on facebook, email and tell your friends! With your signature we are sending a clear message that we won't tolerate harmful ingredients in our school meals.

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Lois Boswell LAKESIDE, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      It is important to protect my grandchildren and family from food additives such as saborizante found in jello, etc. We do not have knowledge of the chemical composition of many of these additives. We need to eat food as God made it, not man.

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    • Judith Emerson HOUSTON, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      Children develop properly and are better able to learn when their daily diet includes healthful (high in nutrition, low fat, low salt, low sugar) foods! But we must also be sure to serve them food they will eat and not simply throw away. Quite a challenge, I admit, but well worth the investment. please protect our children's health by providing truly healthful meals for breakfast and lunch. Thank you.

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    • James Drummond HOUSTON, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      Obesity due to poor eating habits will be the largest contributor to early deaths, astronomical medical costs over-runs, impact on family, home and social support systems, high unemployment, low productivity and a general disintegration of the way of life that previous Americans have developed and become used to.

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    • melissa noble HOUSTON, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      common sense and well being for our future generation and the positive effect it will have in many ways..

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    • Andrea Richardson HOUSTON, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing this petition for my children, their friends, and any other children that will attend or currently attend an HISD school. My children can only eat their lunch approximately 3 times per week. Other days they complain about the food. At home we eat nutritious meals. I typically do not fry foods in fat; we eat raw vegetables, we stay away from processed food like nuggets and hotdogs, and we eat whole grains. I think HISD should offer nutritious meals that taste good. The children should definitely receive a vegetable at every sitting whether its crudités or a salad. I also think that HISD should create an on-going health initiative because our children should learn about the effects of food on their body.

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