Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Nutrition standards for school lunches
32 million children depend on the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs to provide them with meals each day, writes Dr. Jane Chiang, senior vice president for Medical and Community Affairs at the American Diabetes Association. With so many children relying on school meals, she notes, it is important for Congress to uphold the nutrition standards found in the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010. “[I]t’s the job of Congress to protect, not strike down, the standards already in place,” writes Dr. Chiang. “Failure to do so can have serious consequences for the health of our nation’s children. The best way to prevent childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes in children is to promote healthy eating at an early age.
Don’t Weaken Nutrition Standards for School Meals – The Hill, September 25, 2015