Wednesday, September 9, 2009

School lunch changes to make it healthier

This is from the Slow Foods movement --
While not directly related to MS -- the issue of how we feed our children has direct impact on their future risk of MS.
See the notes below.

Dear members, supporters and friends,

On Labor Day, more than 20,000 people came together in all 50 states to tell Congress it's time to give kids real food at school. If you went to an Eat-In, we'd like to say thank you. And if you're one of the Slow Food Chapter Leaders and Eat-In Organizers who put incredible time and energy into the 300 Eat-Ins that took place nationwide, we'd like to shout thank you -- you made the day possible.

Check out some of the incredible photos: tags/timeforlunch/.

The momentum helped us surpass our Labor Day petition goal - there are more than 20,000 signatures online, another 10,000 on paper, and many more still coming in. That's a huge show of support. When Congress starts debating the Child Nutrition Act this fall, we'll be able to take those signatures to legislators and make a strong case for reform.

In the meantime, please take a moment to share some of the photos and stories of the Eat-Ins with your friends, and invite them to get involved. This movement is growing stronger by the day, and there will be plenty to do in the next phase of the Time for Lunch campaign.

P.S. The Day of Action is over, but the "Give More If You Can, Less If You Can't"membership offer lasts through the month of September. Make sure to tell your friends why it's a good time to be joining our movement for change.

Thank you,

Josh, Brian, Jerusha, Gordon, Deena, Emily
The Time for Lunch Team

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