Tell the USDA to Support Healthy School Snacks!

Tell the USDA to Support Healthy School Snacks!

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The good news is school meals are about to get a lot healthier. The bad news? Many schools still sell unhealthy snacks and drinks outside of meals and we know these items can have a negative impact on students’ health.

Improving the nutritional quality of snacks and drinks can help to reduce children’s risk for obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and other chronic illnesses — a critical goal at a time when nearly one in three kids in the United States is overweight or obese. Thousands of schools across the country already have proved that students will buy healthier snacks and beverages.

Right now, the USDA is implementing improved nutrition standards for school meals. This fall, schools will start serving meals with more healthy whole grains, fruits and vegetables and less sugar, salt and unhealthy fats.

Unfortunately, we can’t say the same thing about what’s sold in school stores, vending machines and a la carte lines. That is why we need your help.

If the USDA has strong nutritional standards for meals, it also should update its standards for food sold outside of meals.

Sign the petition below to raise your voice for our kids!

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    • Lindsay Fields PENNSBORO, WV
      • about 2 years ago

      Because our children are our future and the last thing we need is them being overweight, obese and unhealthy. We want this nation to become better, not worse.

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    • Jennifer Goodall CAPE CORAL, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      I think that we should be supporting families by helping them make good choices, not offering their children junk food for lunch. Healthy meals and snacks are imperative for proper focus and educational retention. If we want our children to be better than the past generations we need to change our behaviors and our eating habits and foster a healthy lifestyle in our youth.

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    • WALTER BOTTELDOORNE KORTRIJK-HEULE WEST-VLAANDEREN BELGIE, NE
      • about 2 years ago

      Vertel de USDA in Gezond School Snacks ondersteunen!

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    • Michael Ward WILLIAMSTON, NC
      • about 2 years ago

      I just created a petition: President Obama, The House of Representatives & The U. S. Senate: Join in The Fight Against Poverty, because I care deeply about this very important issue.

      I'm trying to collect 500,000 signatures, and I could really use your help.

      To read more about what I'm trying to do and to sign my petition, click here:

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      Once you're done, please ask your friends, family and church members to sign the petition as well. Grassroots movements succeed because people like you are willing to spread the word!

      Sincerely Yours,

      Michael Ted Ward

      President

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    • Jeanette Roop LYNWOOD, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      My kids eat school lunches, and I think it's the worst served food....

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