Sign the petition: Don't let House Republicans gut the healthy school lunch program

The email below is from Marisa Muldowney, a CREDO activist in Norfolk, Massachusetts. Marisa started a petition on CREDO Mobilize, where activists can launch their own campaigns for progressive change. Will you help Marisa pressure Republicans in Congress to reject attempts to roll back healthy school nutrition standards by signing her petition and sharing it with your friends and family?


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Tell Congressional Republicans: Don't gut the healthy school lunch program

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Dear 5849376,

In a major initiative spurred on by First Lady Michelle Obama, school lunch nutrition rules have been revamped to provide healthier school lunches to children in public schools across the country.

But now, Republicans in Congress, led by many whose campaigns are backed by Big Food special interests and the Koch brothers, are set to roll back these major gains in providing healthy food to our school children.

We must act now to prevent extreme right-wing Republicans in Congress from advancing a bill that would permanently roll back standards for whole grains, salt, fruits and vegetables, and healthy school snacks and instead allow schools to serve our children more junk food.

That's why I started my own campaign on CREDOMobilize.com, which allows activists to start their own petitions. My petition, which is to Congress, says the following:

Our children deserve healthy food at school, not junk food filled with salt, sugar, and empty calories. We urge you to reject any attempts to roll back healthy school nutrition standards.

Sign the petition: Urge Congressional Republicans to reject attempts to roll back healthy school nutrition standards.

As a mom of three children, I know how important it is to establish healthy eating habits early for my kids, especially when they're away from home. Many kids eat up to half of their calories at school. Since the introduction of these new school nutrition standards, childhood obesity rates reportedly have been leveling off, and 91% of schools are already meeting the new school meal standards. Now is not the time to make school lunches less healthy.

School nutrition standards should be based on what is best for children, not politics. That's why we must urge Congress to reject this extreme legislation now.

Will you join me and add your name to my petition urging Congressional Republicans to save healthy school lunches?

Thank you for your support.

Marisa Muldowney

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