Thursday, April 29, 2010

Action Needed on NEW Schools Act

Today’s kids need our help to stay healthy. With increasing demands on schools, parents and families, it’s becoming harder to ensure our children to maintain healthy lifestyles, complete with regular physical activity and proper nutrition.

It’s something we’re all concerned about, and now’s the time to turn that concern into real action!

Last week, the Nutrition Education and Wellness in Schools Act (NEW Schools) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representative and we need your help to build support for the bill.

Please ask Representative to become a co-sponsor of the NEW School Act today!

Currently there is no accountability and insufficient guidance for schools to follow through with implementing their wellness policies. To help address that gap, the NEW Schools Act would:
  • Ensure school districts' plans to reach their physical activity and nutrition goals are actually implemented
  • Ensure parents and other key stakeholders are informed and involved in the process of developing and achieving school wellness goals
  • Ensure schools have access to the necessary information and resources to make progress toward their wellness goals, and
  • Increase funding for schools to enhance their nutrition education and promotion programs
With Congress currently working on school nutrition policy, our voices are more critical than ever. With your help, we can push for improvements to the school environment that will foster healthy, active kids.

Urge your Representative to join you in being a champion for healthy kids by co-sponsoring the NEW Schools Act.

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