Monthly Archives: March 2011
Food allergies change the way you see the world, one meal at a time. Holidays can be especially tough for families with food allergies. If you are in Atlanta, you may know about Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta. They are a wonderful nonprofit and they are hosting an allergy-friendly Easter Egg Hunt!
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution has been a wonderful resource in educating our family about eating healthier food in the home and in school lunches. Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution movement is now asking parents concerned with the current state of unhealthy school lunches to speak out and tell the USDA how they should improve lunches with new changes coming to school food reform.
Stop feeding our children processed food and flavored milk with added sugar. Give them healthier choices and better nutrition and they will thrive in the classroom.
It only takes a click, an email and a share to spread the word and get parents to show the USDA that we care about our children’s health and education and that they must go hand in hand for a successful future for our children.
From the web site:
New legislation for school food that passed last fall means we have a huge opportunity to get better, healthier meals at school. But some powerful interests think that the current meals are good enough and don’t want the system to change. There is a risk that the healthy school food standards which the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has drafted will get watered down unless they hear from the public.
The proposed standards are not perfect but they are an important first step to putting more fresh, whole food on school menus across the country.
Will you join Jamie in speaking up for better lunch and send a comment to the USDA?
Did you know that every day, millions of kids eat highly processed foods for breakfast and lunch at school, when the best source of the nutrition they need is fresh, whole foods?
New legislation for school food that passed last fall means we have a huge opportunity to get better, healthier meals at school. But some powerful interests believe that the current meals are good enough and don’t want the system to change. There is a risk that the improved school meal standards which the USDA has drafted will get watered down unless they hear from the public.
Here are some emails that you can send or go to the website and fill out the short form to have your voice heard.
I just took action and submitted a comment to the USDA in support of more fresh, real food in schools – will you join me in doing the same?
The USDA is asking the public to weigh in on their proposal to put more fresh, real food in schools and limit some of the junk, but not everyone thinks that we can afford to improve school meals this way. We need a strong show of support to make sure these changes are the start to a Food Revolution in America’s school cafeterias. You can take action here and the Food Revolution will deliver your comments – it only takes a moment!