Real Food in Schools
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Slow Food First Coast is hosting a Time For Lunch POTLUCK to send a message to congress that real food for school lunches is a necessity to make our children healthy.
Slow Food First Coast, the local chapter of Slow Food USA.
Slow Food First Coast is planning an Eat-In, or a public potluck, to draw attention to the need for Congress to pass a better Child Nutrition Act that brings real food to schools. Our Eat-In is part of a National Day of Action when thousands of people across the country will share a meal to demonstrate our commitment to getting real food in school lunches.
Florida Agricultural Museum
7900 Old Kings Road
Palm Coast, Florida
Labor Day, September 7, 2009 12-2pm
In a time of escalatiing obesity and diabetes epidemics, our schools are serving children precisely the fast food and junk food that endangers their health. This year, Congress can give schools the resources to serve REAL FOOD by:
Increasing school lunch reimbursements by $1/child/day in this year’s Child Nutrition Act. Providing real food at school is a down payment on health care reform.
Protect against food that threatens children’s health.
Teach children healthy habits that will last through life.
Join parents, teachers, farmers, and legislators in sending a message to Congress that getting real food in schools is a national priority and it needs to happen NOW!
Visit www.slowfoodfirstcoast.com for more information.
I hope to see you at the Pot Luck! If you can’t make it, the least you can do is go on to the slow food website and sign the petition. If you’d like to go a step farther, write your congressman and tell him you want better food in schools for the health and education of our children.
If you have any questions regarding what to write in the letter or if you just want more information, you can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your support!