More than 30 million American children eat lunch at school every day.
Sometime soon, Congress will review the Child Nutrition Act, and will have to decide, among other things, to reauthorize the principle of providing all children in school with healthy food choices. That means low-fat dairy choices, fresh fruits and vegetables, and whole grains, and most important, that schools should become soda and junk-food free !
President Obama addressed the issue today as he spoke at the American Medical Association’s annual meeting in Chicago today:
“The second step that we can all agree on is to invest more in preventive care… It also means cutting down on all the junk food that is fueling an epidemic of obesity, putting far too many Americans, young and old, at greater risk of costly, chronic conditions. That’s a lesson Michelle and I have tried to instill in our daughters with the White House vegetable garden that Michelle planted. And that’s a lesson that we should work with local school districts to incorporate into their school lunch programs.”
What can we do about it?
* we can contact our legislators ;
* we can sign a petition ;
* we can watch the movie Food, Inc.
* we can start at home. prepare and eat simple, healthy food. have everyone sit together at meal time.
yes, we can.