Stand with President Clinton: Help Connect Kids to Healthy School Meals

Stand with President Clinton: Help Connect Kids to Healthy School Meals

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      The William J. Clinton Foundation

Today about 1 in 3 children and youth (ages 2-19) in the United States are already overweight or obese. Overweight kids are more likely to become overweight adults. Some experts believe that if obesity among kids continues to increase at this rate, our current generation could become the first in American history to live shorter lives than their parents.

Schools are powerful places to shape the health, education and well-being of our children. Students often consume up to 50 percent of their daily calories at school. This makes the school meal one of the clearest avenues to positively impact the health and nutrition of America’s youth. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a national non-profit founded by the American Heart Association and William J. Clinton Foundation, is working to increase the access of healthier school meals to students across the country. 

Groundbreaking agreements, brokered by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, have led to food manufacturers, group purchasing organizations and technology companies agreeing to help America’s schools serve healthier meals at more affordable prices. 

As a result of these first-of-their-kind agreements more than 30 million students across the country will have access to healthier school meals – including at least 14 million students who currently participate in the free and reduced lunch program.

President Clinton and the Alliance are changing the landscape of school cafeterias across the country. Support their work to provide healthier school meals and ensure millions of young people have the opportunity to have long and healthy lives.

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    • Pat Bigelow EAST BERLIN, CT
      • almost 3 years ago

      If Congress thinks that "pizza is a vegetable"...I think we need a NEW Congress. One that would put children's health before corporate interests. If they can't be rational enough to make a common sense decision about childhood nutrition, how can we possibly expect them to make trillion dollar decisions about our economy?! It's no wonder nothing is ever accomplished in Washington...it's controlled by Corporate America, NOT "big" Government! WAKE UP PEOPLE!!! GET BIG CORPORATE MONEY OUT OF OUR GOVERNMENT!!

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    • Barbara Tomlinson SEATTLE, WA
      • about 3 years ago

      Michelle Obama started a vegetable garden for meals to be served in the White House! Whenever possible, SCHOOLS could ALSO start vegie gardens for THEIR meals -- and to also TEACH children!

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    • Debra Jobson PLACERVILLE, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      Its time to Teach our Children the Right way to Eat.

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    • Deborah Shillam KEIGHLEY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 3 years ago

      If kids are given good, nutritionally balanced meals in school they will be healthier, they will take those health messages home and they will pass on good health to the next generation. What may cost a fraction more today will save a fortune in healthcare in the near and distant future.

      The bonus is that well fed children study better than kids who are fed junk food and they will therefore have more to contribute to society when they leave education.

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