Friday, September 25, 2015
Keeping healthy school meals
Congress should support raising the number of schools in the country meeting the new federal school meal nutrition standards from 95 percent to 100 percent by reauthorizing the Child Nutrition Act, without weakening the standards, writes Dan Glickman, former USDA Secretary under President Clinton, and Ann Veneman, who served as USDA Secretary under President George W. Bush, in this op-ed. These healthy meals combat childhood obesity and the chronic conditions caused by it. National and state polls show that parents and students support the revised standards and don’t think they should be rolled back. “Given increasing evidence of the economic consequences of poor health, the meals served to our nation’s schoolchildren each day should be healthy ones,” note Glickman and Veneman.
Schools, parents and kids are onboard with new school meals: Congress should follow suit – The Hill, September 17, 2015