With over 23 million children and teens now obese or overweight, conditions like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol and clogged arteries are now affecting our youngest generation.
Yet outdated school meals standards only contribute to the problem.
The USDA has the power to help schools provide healthier choices, but only if they approve new standards for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs that would require schools to serve more fruits, vegetables, and whole-grain rich foods, and would limit the amount of sodium and unhealthy fats.
Every day, 31 million children get their lunch and 11 million children get their breakfast through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, making it a major opportunity to give children across the country healthier choices five days a week.
Send a message to the USDA urging them to support healthier school meals – nothing less than our children’s future is at stake.