It's not a
meat ball, it's a wheat ball. Family Dinner Night, May 14, 2014, at
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Coalition for Healthy School Food
Do you have a child in the school
lunch and/or breakfast program or take issue with what your school is serving
students? Do you work at a school or work with children? Are you a health care
professional, or do you specialize in nutrition? Do you have a problem with how
long it has taken and will continue to take for schools to begin offering
vegetarian and vegan entrees and sides, and ultimately ditch the worst items of
them all: processed meat and dairy products?
Big food companies are hiding behind advocacy groups such as
the School Nutrition Association to weaken school lunch and breakfast
standards—just so kids keep eating their unhealthful foods such as mystery
meat, cheesy pizza, and chicken nuggets. Even though our elected officials are
busy on the campaign trail, there are ongoing efforts to require the U.S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) to waive all federal school meal
standards through the appropriations process.
Congress needs to hear from you. Please take a
minute to tell your Representative and Senators to oppose any efforts to weaken
school lunch and breakfast standards so that we can move forward, not backward.
have provided some text for you, but we
encourage you to personalize your message to make it stand out, especially if
the school lunch program personally impacts you. If you decide to write
your own email, please be polite and
encouraging. Here are some talking points:
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Dear [Your Member of Congress]
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine5100 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Ste.400, Washington DC, 20016Phone: 202-686-2210 Email: email@example.com