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April 8, 2013

Voice your support for USDA’s Smart Snacks in Schools Proposal by April 9

Take action today to support the USDA’s proposed standards for competitive foods sold in schools! You can submit comments at Regulations.gov through Tuesday, April 9. If you only have a few minutes, consider adding your name to PreventObesity.net’s sign-on letter

USDA’s proposed nutrition standards would provide healthier options throughout school cafeterias, vending machines, and snack bars. After last fall’s improvements to school lunches, these standards mean that ALL foods and beverages sold in schools will soon meet much stronger nutrition guidelines. Over the past few years, states and school districts across the country have taken action to improve school food environments, but the patchwork of policies mean that too many children continue to be exposed to unhealthy foods at school. For more information, including a summary of the proposed standards and a model comment letter to use in your comments, check out California Food Policy Advocates’ Smart Snacks in Schools resources. 

A Baby-Friendly State: How California is Breaking Free of Booby Traps

For more information on policies to improve kids’ health, read our latest blog post over at MomsRising. Strategic Alliance’s Juliet Sims explores SB 402, California’s landmark Baby-Friendly Hospitals legislation.

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