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Thursday, May 27, 2010

It’s Crunch Time for Childhood Obesity…Reauthorize the Child Nutrition Act This Year!

Today, our nation’s kids are struggling to maintain healthy lifestyles, complete with proper nutrition and physical activity. But through the reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act, Congress can be part of the solution. But we need your help to get the job done on the Child Nutrition Act this year and ensure that the final bill includes:

• Increased funding for the school meal programs to help improve nutrition standards;

• Restrictions on the junk food sold in cafeterias, snack shops, and vending machines (H.R.1324/S.934);

• Guidelines to strengthen local wellness policies that establish the nutrition and physical activity goals of school districts (H.R. 5090 and S.3126).

Take 3 important steps to ensure our nation's kids have healthier options in the cafeterias:

1. Follow the link below to send a message to your legislator:

Reauthorize the Child Nutrition Act

2. Click on the image below to open, print, and fill out our "lunch tray petition" and fax it to your U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators today!

*Not sure who your legislators are or where to fax your message? No problem! Click "My Profile" when you log in to , which lists your legislators contact information including their picture. You can also click on "Information Resources" to find other elected officials in your area.

*Don't forget to tell us that you sent your message by RSVP-ing here.

3. Tell Your Friends and Family to Take Action!

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