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JL
- 550 days ago - act.preventobesity.net
Roughly 40 percent of students buy a snack at school each day. Even if students eat a healthy lunch, research shows they often still consume excess calories from side dishes their cafeteria might serve, such as french fries.



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JL A. (275)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 9:26 am
This is a major moment for our kidsí future ó and YOU and I need to step up to the plate.

How cool is this: The U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed nutritional guidelines that would make sure schools sell only healthy snacks and drinks to students during the school day. But we only have until April 9 to weigh in!

Letís cook up healthy change and tell the USDA we support its proposal!

The USDA already is working to improve the nutritional quality of school meals. However, it hasnít updated its guidelines for foods sold outside of meals since 1979, which means schools have still been able to sell everything from candy and potato chips to sugary beverages to kids.

Thatís why the proposed guidelines are so important. They would make sure all snacks and drinks in schools are nutritious Ė whether theyíre sold as a la carte items in the cafeteria, in vending machines or in student stores. These items are a big part of what our kids eat at school ó roughly 40 percent of students buy a snack at school every day.

Even if students eat a healthy lunch, research shows they often still consume excess calories from side dishes their cafeteria might serve, such as french fries. Or sometimes kids skip over a healthy meal entirely in favor of an unhealthy a la carte item.

Itís so important that everything our kids can buy at school is good for them.

Letís tell the USDA to implement strong nutritional guidelines for snacks and drinks in schools.

Sincerely,

Rachael Ray
Founder of YumO! and Alliance for a Healthier Generation Champion
 

NicoleAWAY W. (625)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 9:34 am
signed and shared, thank you JL
 

Joe R. (189)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 9:46 am
Thanks JL. Signed and noted.
 

Micheael Kirkbym (85)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 9:56 am
Signed & posted
 

Brian M. (145)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 10:12 am
Signed. Noted. All children have a basic human right to be nourished with healthy food.
 

SuSanne P. (182)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 10:44 am
Thank you so much for taking action!
Thank you JL. The fact you stated that..." USDA.... hasnít updated its guidelines for foods sold outside of meals since 1979 is unacceptable on every level imaginable."
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 12:33 pm
You are welcome Nicole, Joe and SuSanne. Thanks for sharing Nicole and Michael. Unfortunately I'm getting the message "You cannot currently send a star to *** because you have done so within the last week." for you Nicole, Joe, Michael, Brian and SuSanne!
 

Autumn S. (147)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 2:17 pm
signed and noted, TY JL
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 2:58 pm
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Angelika R. (146)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 2:59 pm
S&N, thx
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 5:07 pm
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JL A. (275)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 6:42 pm
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Heidi Aubrey (16)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 9:34 pm
Signed and noted.
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 9:54 pm
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Giana Peranio-Paz (379)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 10:47 pm
N&S
 

JL A. (275)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 10:48 pm
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Lynn Squance (231)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 11:43 pm
Signed

That kid's granny smith apple looks so good! Think I'll go eat an orange!
 

Judy C. (106)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:30 am
Signed. Thanks J.L,
 

JL A. (275)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 7:28 am
You are welcome Judy.
You cannot currently send a star to Lynn because you have done so within the last week.
You cannot currently send a star to Judy because you have done so within the last week.
 

Laurie S. (73)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 10:19 am

Thank you so much for taking action!
 

Birgit W. (144)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:01 pm
Signed. Thanks
 

JL A. (275)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:13 pm
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Natalie V. (27)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 4:01 pm
noted / signed
 

JL A. (275)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 4:24 pm
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Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 5:10 pm
Noted, signed, twittered and google shared. Thank you J.L.
 

JL A. (275)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 5:20 pm
You are welcome Tamara. Thanks for spreading the word! You cannot currently send a star to Tamara because you have done so within the last day.
 

Winn Adams (191)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 5:28 pm
Signed
 

JL A. (275)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 6:02 pm
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Ludger W. (72)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 1:05 am
done
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 7:35 am
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DORIS L. (61)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 12:42 pm
Signed.
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 1:09 pm
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Cheriann P. (17)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 1:39 pm
Noted and signed. L♡ve ☮ Peace.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 2:30 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, J.L.
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 3:10 pm
You are welcome Lois. You cannot currently send a star to Lois because you have done so within the last day.
 

Charlie Rush (53)
Friday March 1, 2013, 6:38 pm
Every time I hear one of the lunatics criticize Michelle Obama for promoting good eating and exercising habits, they make so easy to laugh at them.
'What a horrible person she must be', she said facetiously.
If this all they've got? Is this the best faultfinding they can find?

Statistics are already, showing that our obesity problem is starting, and just starting, to reverse direction. One might think that everyone would support her effort and quit bellyaching.
 

JL A. (275)
Friday March 1, 2013, 7:27 pm
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Sergio Padilla (62)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 9:15 am
Done
 
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