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!