Congress is taking up Child Nutrition Reauthorization—legislation that impacts the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program—this year. We must ensure school nutrition programs have sufficient equipment and training to provide healthy meals to students.
Ask Governor Newsom to ensure that California children continue to receive healthy, nutritious school meals at no cost.
Congress is taking up Child Nutrition Reauthorization—legislation that will impact 30 million children who receive breakfast and lunch from school. We must ensure school meals remain free for all students. Please take action today.
The Nutrition Equity Amendment Act of 2021 will address inequities in access to healthy, affordable food and drinks in Washington, DC. In order for the bill to move forward, it needs to have a hearing in the Committee on Business and Economic Development. Email the committee chair, Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, to ask him to hold the next hearing to advance this critical legislation.
The SWEET Act would create a national tax on sugary drinks like soda, sports drinks, fruit drinks with added sugar, and energy drinks, and give Congress the chance to invest billions in annual revenue in our health. Ask your representative to cosponsor this critical legislation to prioritize public health!
Food and beverage companies spend nearly $2 billion a year marketing to children, impacting their food and beverage choices, diets, and health. Tell Massachusetts state legislators to support H.2333/S.1464 to protect children from the health risks of sugary drinks.
In Washington, DC, longstanding inequities exist when it comes to access to healthy, affordable food and drinks. By passing the Nutrition Equity Amendment Act of 2021, we can address these inequities and invest in our community’s health. Please email your councilmember today and urge them to support this crucial legislation.
We need your help! Soon, the Illinois General Assembly will vote on legislation that would improve restaurant kids’ meals. Email the General Assembly today and tell them to vote YES on healthy children’s meals legislation. Healthy beverages should be offered as the first choice to young kids who are still developing eating patterns that will last a lifetime. This legislation will make it easier for parents to make healthy choices for their families.
H5715 and S0327 are bills currently being considered by the Rhode Island General Assembly that would promote health equity by reducing consumption of sugary drinks and using the revenue generated from a 1.5 cent per ounce sugary drink tax to alleviate hunger for Rhode Island’s most vulnerable families. The tax revenue will be reinvested in the community to directly fund a new Retail SNAP Incentive Program (RSIP), enabling all Rhode Islanders who buy their groceries with SNAP benefits to receive 50% off their fresh fruit and vegetable purchases at the grocery store.