Topic

nutrition

37 petitions

Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate

Tell Congress not to cut funding that protects family farmers & hungry Americans!

The Farm Bill is the most important and comprehensive piece of food and farm legislation in the United States. In 2018, family farmers, the environment, and all Americans could suffer major losses if the Farm Bill is not adequately funded and passed this year. We’re asking Congress to pass a Farm Bill in 2018 that helps all Americans, and to provide sufficient funding so that the programs actually work. The Farm Bill is critical to family farmers and ranchers because it covers: Programs that help keep food producers on the land during times of environmental and economic uncertainty Trade relationships and food exports Federal loan programs that help food producers access financial resources necessary to maintain their operations Programs to ensure the future of American agriculture by training and supporting beginning and socially disadvantaged producers The Farm Bill isn’t just for farmers – it affects consumers, rural communities, and the environment too: Helps farmers implement practices to mitigate and adapt to climate change Funds essential programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that make food affordable for vulnerable populations Backs programs that help rural communities thrive by bolstering economic growth and improving quality of life. But the success of the Farm Bill depends on two things: funding and timing. If Congress fails to pass the Farm Bill within the year, many of these important programs are at risk of expiring, leaving family farmers and hungry Americans without crucial support. Even if it is passed in 2018, if the programs don’t receive adequate funding, they won’t be able to do what they’re supposed to do - secure our nation’s food supply and natural resources, support our rural communities, and feed our hungry. Sign this petition to ask for a Farm Bill that’s fully funded and passed on time – and join Farmers Union to fight for a food system that works for all of us.

National Farmers Union
51,506 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to New York City Department of Education

Project to increase Nutrition Education in Schools

The lack of nutrition education within schools health curriculum has increased our youth's future for developing long-term illnesses. Schools fail to educate children on what matters: their future health. School should promote healthy eating. Schools spend less than 15 hours a year on nutrition education. Schools require that students take a health class to learn about diseases and symptoms. What students do not learn is how easily diseases can be prevented with a healthy diet. It is time for schools to do more for their children's future health. We propose within five years to put in place the implementation of a more efficient nutrition education for students. The plan is ultimately a reformation of the current health curriculum giving the DOE enough time to enforce it, and receive feedback testing its efficiency.  The first year would for the DOE to determine what specific issues within the curriculum to address. The DOE will have an year which will allow them to see how the issue affects schools and students’ future health and habits. The following year will be for developing a full curriculum for implementation throughout NYC schools. The third year, the revised curriculum will be piloted throughout a select number of schools. The fourth year the DOE will analyze the outcomes and collect feedback from teachers, followed by another revision of the curriculum. In the final stage, either they will revise the curriculum again or if it’s proven to work they will spread to enforce it throughout other schools. These changes also won't cost New York City residents any additional costs because it simply suggests a reformation of the current curriculum. Meaning the DOE will be working with its current health budget in doing so. This petition was organized by students participating in the W!SE: Quality of Life INNOVATIONS Project, for more information please visit:  https://kapripowell311.wixsite.com/improve-nutricur-edu Thanks for the support, if there any questions you may email us at: kapri.powell311@gmail.com

Shay Parra
149 supporters