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.
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.
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.
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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 healthy and all that all children can receive them for free.
Please join CSPI in urging Coke and Pepsi to stop exploiting pouring rights contracts to push sugary drinks on college students.
Please join with other CSPI supporters and tell the USDA you insist on strong, evidence-based advice in the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines.
As Congress enters into negotiations on a final package, they must include critical items for worker health and public safety. With your help, we can focus lawmakers on the real needs to curb this pandemic.
The Pandemic Child Hunger Prevention Act would ensure schools provide a nutritious breakfast and lunch for all children—regardless of their family’s income—this coming school year. The bill also lets schools operating summer feeding and afterschool programs to serve all children without having to certify the eligibility of each individual child.