Now, we need our elected leaders to pass these bills in time for the upcoming school year -- before Congress goes on recess in two weeks.
Please take a moment to send a letter urging a timely reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act.
While these bills do not include adequate funding to fundamentally transform school food, they do include many health-promoting policy provisions and small increases in the reimbursements schools receive for the meals they provide.
In a world where cash-strapped schools are already losing money on their meal programs and growing numbers of families rely on school food, it is important that Congress reauthorize the bill in time for schools to receive increased meal reimbursements for the 2010-11 school year. A delayed reauthorization would put health-promoting policy provisions such as farm-to-school programs, limits on junk food in schools, and streamlined administration of the program at risk.
Please urge your Senators and Representative to help bring this
bill to the floor for a vote before Congressional recess in two weeks. Click here to send a letter.