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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tell Congress: No more delays on Child Nutrition

Last week, we were expecting the House of Representatives to vote on the Child Nutrition Act within 24-48 hours- but unfortunately, the vote was delayed. The good news, though, is that we still have a chance to get the Child Nutrition Act passed by the end of the month. It's up to us to let the House of Representatives know that further delays are not an option.

Tell your Representative to finish the work on the Child Nutrition Act NOW!

Passage of the bill would mean significant improvements to the school environment to help establish a foundation for a lifetime of healthy behaviors for our kids, including:

-Improving the nutritional standards of school meals.
-Removing junk food from cafeterias, snack shops, and vending machines.
-Establishing a framework to strengthen local wellness policies and include the community in the development and implementation of districts' physical activity and nutrition goals.

We can't afford to let this opportunity pass. The Senate has already passed the Child Nutrition Act, so the House of Representatives' vote is the final hurdle to clear in order to send the bill to President's desk.

Please send a quick message right now, urging your Representative to support the passage of this important bill this week!

Thank you for your help to push for healthier options for our kids at school!

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