Congress just passed the Child Nutrition Reform Act. While we all can agree that increased federal funding for more healthy food is a must, real action occurs on the local level.
With this in mind, I encourage the [Insert School System Name] to incorporate more healthy or local organic foods in our schools.
Organic food is the only food certified by the USDA to have no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, irradiation and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Plus, organically grown gardens and farms use no harmful pesticides and synthetic fertilizers on the soil.
Together, this adds up to healthier minds and bodies for our school kids, and a healthier environment in which they grow up.
My hope is that [Insert School System Name] will commit to serving more healthy or local organic foods beginning this school year.
I look forward to hearing from you.