Take Action! Demand Healthy Food For Our Children
January 19, 2010 · Posted in Feeding, Social Action, The Environment · Permalink

clip_image006Moms Rising.org focuses on tackling issues that mean most to parents. Here is their latest email blast that makes your voice heard in one click. Please join Soho Parenting in supporting legislation to help our children to have access to healthy food!

“The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a study on hunger in America. The study highlighted a staggering statistic: 1 in 4 children in our nation are now on the brink of hunger. That’s the highest number since the USDA started keeping track.

Thankfully, legislation was recently introduced to help address this crisis.  The Access to Nutritious Meals for Young Children Act would ensure that millions more children across our country have access to healthy foods. How this bill will help: The Access to Nutritious Meals for Young Children Act will strengthen the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) by adding meal or snack options for children who need them, helping cover the cost of more meals for children who are in care for longer hours, and making more child care providers eligible for assistance.

Sadly, passage of this bill isn’t a slam-dunk.  We’ve got to redouble our efforts to end child hunger in America.  Thanks to your 18,000 letters, the U.S. Senate is actively considering this bill, and now the House is poised to consider it as well.  But this fight is just beginning. 1 in 4 children in our nation on the brink of hunger is an emergency. Tell your Representative to support the Access to Nutritious Meals for Young Children Act today.

Follow this link to and urge your Representative to make sure children have access to healthy foods as soon as possible: http://momsrising.democracyinaction.org/o/1768/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=969

Please take another moment to forward this post to your friends and family.  Everyone should have a chance to weigh in urging their Representative to support this crucial bill.  Together, we can help children across our country have a healthy start.

Thanks!

Soho Parenting

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Comments

  1. Lola
    February 16th, 2010 | 10:08 pm

    Will do! It’s amazing how easy it is to sign petitions on line!

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