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Support Fruit and Vegetable Snacks in Schools! ACTION

Health & Wellness  (tags: children, health, food, school snacks, nutrition )

- 870 days ago -
Improving children's dietary habits through programs like this one will help kids stay healthy, reducing their risk for obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other serious chronic diseases.

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Jessica Smith (0)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 4:39 pm
This is so important! Does anyone have any links to the studies done on hyperactivity and academic performance and school lunches?

michael hall (42)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 6:13 pm
so very important

Jim Phillips (3209)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 6:20 pm
Petition signed.

Ty, Nancy.

Mary T. (186)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 6:23 pm
Signed thanks Nancy.

Terry King (108)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 6:28 pm

Michela m. (3882)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 6:38 pm

Dandelion G. (386)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 6:52 pm
Support Fruit and Vegetable Snacks in Schools!
Thank you for taking action!

This should be a no brainer. Whatever happened to the physical education and home economics classes in the schools? I recall they use to share their "knowledge" with the cafeteria and such.

Now I suppose it is considered stepping out of line, if they even have such programs now. Why do things that work need to be removed?

LaurenAWAY Kozen (159)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 7:03 pm
Noted & Signed. Thanks Nancy.

Amanda Goodwin (27)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 7:41 pm

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 7:43 pm
signed and noted

Veronica C. (43)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 7:44 pm
Of course the kids have to actually eat it. We all know that kids will throw their veggies away.

Charlie Rush (53)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 8:03 pm
It boils down to one thing; either, we care about our children's futures or we don't.

Judy B. (57)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 8:38 pm
Signed, thanks

Regina P. (79)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 9:13 pm
Signed. Thanks

Joan M. (1090)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 9:25 pm
Gladly signed. Thanks Nancy

Alice C. (1797)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 10:22 pm
Thank you Nancy ~ signed

Susanne R. (249)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 11:42 pm
Signed and noted! I fully agree with the purpose of this petition.

Teresa Cowley (273)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 12:34 am
Noted and signed.

. (2)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 1:38 am

Engele van Zyl (38)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 2:17 am
Here are some great foods for kids to increase brain power.

Hester C. (0)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 2:39 am
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Naoko I. (262)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 3:02 am
Gladly signed.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 6:21 am
Noted & Signed.

John S. (300)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 7:07 am
Signed and noted.

Joe R. (189)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 8:00 am
Signed and noted.

Vicky P. (463)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 8:10 am
S and N

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 8:37 am
Done. Thanks.

Edwin M. (366)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 9:30 am
Thanks Nancy,noted and signed

Lisa Neste (695)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 9:36 am
Thank you for taking action!

Nicole Gorman (38)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 9:49 am
Noted, signed and forwarded to our PTA President. Thanks!

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 10:28 am
Next school year, parents will not be allowed to bring in treats for their child's birthday: no cupcakes, Dunkin' Donuts, or candy of any kind.

Nancy Roussy (79)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 12:16 pm
Signed, thank you!

. (0)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 12:56 pm

Lois Jordan (55)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 1:01 pm
Signed. Thanks, Nancy.

Kerstin Strobl (340)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 1:20 pm
signed, thank you Nancy

Alice B. (241)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 1:37 pm
NOTED & SIGNED - and, how about 'job creation' for organic/family farms?!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 2:18 pm

Kristen H. (25)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 2:37 pm
noted & signed.

Roxann Shadrick (15)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 3:56 pm
Signed and Noted.

Fred Krohn (34)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 5:40 pm
I recall back in my highschool in 1974, we had vending machines that, for a nickel or dime, would dispense apples, carrots, oranges, celery stems, and a few other 'healthy' snacks and drinks. There were also soda (15˘) and candy (10˘ - 25˘) vendors. The 'school lunch' program was bland but adequate; I always brown bagged my sandwiches and just bought a fruit juice or milk, apple or orange, and maybe a carrot for lunch. Wonder where that sort of highschool experience vanished to?

Sara W. (110)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 6:30 pm
Gladly signed! It will take a lot of work to get kids to eat healthier. Schools AND parents need to teach them the benefits of healthy eating as kids seem to usually choose unhealthy junk food because it "tastes better."

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Thursday April 12, 2012, 2:42 am
We should encourage schools to serve healthy food Noted and signed thanks

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 12, 2012, 8:30 am
Done, thanks!

DORIS L. (61)
Thursday April 12, 2012, 8:37 am
Signed.Thanks Nancy.

Kathy Javens (104)
Thursday April 12, 2012, 4:52 pm
Noted. This is so important. Get the junk food OUT of ALL schools, give them healthy alternatives. They will feel much better and I am sure alot of them will do better in their studies.

Ludger W. (72)
Thursday April 12, 2012, 11:52 pm
signed, ty

Vicki P. (132)
Friday April 13, 2012, 5:56 am
Signed with thanks~♥

patrica and edw jones (190)
Friday April 13, 2012, 11:16 pm
This has long been a bone of contention - but thankfully, nutrition in school meals is getting some airing time.

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Tuesday April 17, 2012, 10:21 am
Gladly signed.

Valerie Disle (66)
Tuesday April 17, 2012, 3:59 pm
signed and noted

Beverly C. (0)
Friday April 20, 2012, 3:17 am
Excellent Action!

Kelly Rogers (303)
Thursday May 17, 2012, 11:04 pm
What a wonderful way to help kids become connected to their supply. Maybe through this farm animal rights will continue to be realized and supported for the next few generations. Maybe the government will stop subsidizing yucky stuff like corn syrup and corn and subsidize these fruits and vegetables
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