Friday, September 14, 2007

Take Junk Food Out of School

I found this on techfun.
From the Center for Science in the Public interest:
Congress is currently considering national legislation to improve the nutritional quality of foods and beverages in schools. Please sign the petition below to ask your members of Congress to take junk food out of schools by requiring the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to update its nutrition standards for foods and beverages offered from vending machines, a la carte in the cafeteria, and in school stores on the whole campus throughout the school day.

USDA’s current school nutrition standards were developed in the 1970’s and are no longer consistent with nutrition science or current concerns regarding children’s nutrition. For example, USDA does not consider candy bars, snack cakes or French fries to be junk foods in schools.

Please sign the petition to let your members of Congress know:

Yes! I want soda and junk food out of our nation’s schools.
If you're worried about what our kids are eating, please go sign the petition. I did. I know our local school has imposed some new restrictions on junk food in the vending machines this year, but I don't know if it was a voluntary thing or a state directive or what. There have been studies showing that kids who eat better learn better, and with the obesity epidemic in this country, it would certainly be best for our kids not to have the temptation of junk food in a place they spend so much of their time.


  1. Thanks for spreading the word on this!

  2. I would sign the petition, but I live in Canada so I don't think I'm allowed to. Pop and junk food has been banned from my daughters school since I can remember. They do have water and juice in vending machine. The closest thing to junk would be the frozen yogurt that they sell. The cafeteria menu is all healthy food too like whole wheat pizza and salads. They aren't even allowed to sell french fries anymore. Next year she goes to high school though and will be allowed to leave school grounds for lunch. There goes the healthy eating. LOL

  3. Nope, you're probably not allowed. Hopefully as many people who can will, though.

    Healthy food in school sounds so good. Our kids don't get to leave school during the day, so they'd be stuck eating healthy stuff.

  4. I flagged it before I closed it down and I sure hope that means they will close down the site. I didn't think blogger allowed that kind of stuff.~Tammy~

  5. Yes I agree, I banned them from my home about 30 years ago.

    By the way thanks again for the Blogging Star Award, I finally got around to finding people who I am pretty sure don't have it.


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