The Child Nutrition Act would offer our nation's children healthier lunches, greater numbers of school breakfast programs, better regulation of vending machines on school campuses, and increased access to meal programs. But Senate leaders are considering delaying this important piece of legislation for up to two years, slashing its budget in half in the process.
These essential improvements can't afford to wait one or two years, and they can't suffer from inadequate funding. We need a full-scale intervention, and we need it now.
Ask your senators to provide our nation's children with the nutrition they deserve. Demand that Senate leadership schedule a hearing for the bill, and remind your senators that the Child Nutrition Act deserves the full $10 billion funding increase that President Obama suggested in his proposed budget.
Our children deserve healthy food. Let's bring it to them.