House Members Fight Against Healthy School Lunches

Even though the USDA and First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled the new food pyramid today to further tackle obesity nationwide, Congress is seeking to gut hundreds of millions of dollars from critical anti-obesity and healthy foods programs.

Specifically, the House Appropriations Committee seeks to drastically reduce the amount of money needed to improve the quality of food served at thousands of schools across the country. These improvements were passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama only a few months ago, representing the first major improvement in school nutrition policy and implementation in decades. The Department of Agriculture has even issued updated guidelines to practitioners and school districts according to the new mandate.

Yet, members of the House of Representatives are now seeking to reverse this success – which could be a significant blow to the improved health of millions of children nationwide. We need your help to save healthy school meals! Call your member of Congress now at 1-202-244-3121 and tell them to maintain proper funding and implementation of the already passed Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Don’t know your member of Congress? No problem, click here to get the quick answer by typing in your zip code.