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Bread for the World: Child Nutrition

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

My Note: As a former elementary teacher and nutrition educator, I am concerned about the quality and quantity of food available to our children, both at home and at school. I think this petition addresses many of the nutritional needs for all children, whether undernourished or overfed processed food. Please read and sign if you feel the same. Thanx to my friend Honey for sending it. es

Dear Activist,

Getting nutritious meals in the hands of hungry children should be a no-brainer for our leaders in Congress. Yet after months, we’re still waiting for them to reauthorize the federal child nutrition act.

The act proposes much-needed improvements to our nation’s child nutrition programs, increasing their efficiency and getting meals into the hands of more hungry children. It would provide healthy, nutritious options for the 1 in 5 children who lives in a household that struggles to put food on the table.

The last child nutrition bill expired six months ago. But the Senate has yet to bring the new Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016 to the floor for a full vote—and the House hasn’t even introduced a bill of its own!

Tell Congress: Stop the delays! Reauthorize the child nutrition act so more hungry children can access the meals they need to thrive.

You and I know that hunger hurts: Hungry children are more likely to be depressed, anxious, or angry. They go to the hospital more than their well-fed classmates. And the physical and emotional toll of childhood hunger causes problems well into adulthood.

The tragedy is, this damage is preventable – but it’s up to us to act.

With your help, we can ensure every child in the U.S. has enough to eat, especially in the summer months when kids are more at risk of hunger.

Please email your U.S. representative and U.S. senators now and demand they fix the child hunger gap.

Thank you for your faithful advocacy,

Eric Mitchell
Director of Government Relations, Bread for the World