Improve Nutrition Standards in School Meals
  • Petitioned Julie Brewer

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Child Nutrition Division, Food and Nutrition Service, DOA
Julie Brewer

Improve Nutrition Standards in School Meals

    1. Sponsored by

      PreventObesity.net

More than 23 million kids and teens in this country are overweight or obese. It’s an epidemic, and we can’t sit idly by and let the situation get worse. We already know that obesity leads to increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Our nation’s children deserve a healthy future and, right now, YOU have a chance to help them.

We have a small window of opportunity to improve the school meal program for the first time in 15 years. New standards proposed by the United States Department of Agriculture would work to help reverse this dangerous trend by requiring schools to serve more fruits, vegetables and whole grains – among other improvements.

But in order for these important standards to pass, the USDA needs to hear from all of us – and before April 13. 

We at PreventObesity.net, along with our friends at the National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity and the Pew Charitable Trusts, are working to  inform these new regulations to improve nutrition standards in school meals.

Will you add your voice to this important measure and co-sign our comment to the USDA?

Together, we have the opportunity to make a difference in the health of thousands of American children. Add your voice today!

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    • Stephanie Seitz SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      Yes! Let's make the meals lower on the glycemic index, while offering vegetarian & vegan choices.

      I taught health to Kinder to 5th grade and an overall picture of over 1,000 kids, told me our kids today think that "Fat, Protein, and Carbs are all bad for you" and they no little to nothing about how vitamins work or why we need them...they think food comes from McCruelty, Whataburger, HEB, & Walmart! The students do not know where their food comes from or the treatment some animals face to get to their plate! A greater understanding of food & food choices, plus better meals in our schools would help the overall obesity problem!

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    • sara marie JACKSONVILLE, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      EACH SCHOOL SHOULD HAVE ITS OWN GARDEN, in addition.

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    • j howard BOCA RATON, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      I find it disturbing that the schools have soda machines that, as a health effort, now only allows the purchase of diet sodas. Knowing what we have learned about artificial sweeteners and high fructose corn syrup coupled with the increasing incidence of childhood diabetes, cancers and obesity. . . why would that be a healthy choice alternative??

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    • elise flanagan NEWPORT, RI
      • over 3 years ago

      My parents were constantly working and hardly had the time to pack my lunch for school. I remember eating chicken nuggets and cheese pizza as a meal at lunch in middle school. There was always a side option of some kind of vegetable, but it often looked processed or highly preserved (canned). I feel that healthy food options must be more accessible to kids because it helps children form habits of eating healthier, which is better for their overall performance. Not only should the fresh, organic produce be provided for the children, but should also be taught how to fully engage in a healthy lifestyle.

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    • Dianne Hillier LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 3 years ago

      Compassion is the source of happiness in life….Without loving kindness and compassion, there is no peace or happiness in the family, the society, the country, or the world. 'With the Medicine Buddha mantra you can liberate numberless sentient beings from oceans of suffering and bring them to enlightenment.' - Lama Zopa. Tayata Om Bekanze Bekanze Maha BeKanze Radza Samudgate Soha

      - Lama Zopa Rinpoche

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