Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Time for Lunch: Put a Pen (or Crayon) to Paper!

Following a successful round of Labor Day "Eat-Ins," Slow Food USA is moving forward with their Time for Lunch campaign to get fresh, nutritious food into school lunches. They are asking supporters to spread the word to friends, sign the petition (if you haven't already), and write letters to your legislators over the course of the next few months. Slow Food is also encouraging kids to get involved in this last step--after all, they are the ones most impacted by the decisions made in Washington. The bill won't be addressed by Congress until next spring, so there's lots of time left to make an impact!

Click here for more information on how you can get involved. You'll find everything you need, including letter templates and links to find your local legislator's address. Let's fill their mailboxes to overflowing, in hopes that they'll fill children's lunch trays with whole, unprocessed foods.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this information Rebecca. Congress is just starting to discuss this legislation, so now is the time to act and tell our local legislators school lunches need to change. We really need to reduce diabetes and obesity rates and help our children be more healthy. School lunch is a great place to start.