The Child Nutrition Act (CNA) is due to be reauthorized this year by the United States Congress. The CNA includes the National School Lunch Program, which provides school lunches to some 31 million US children. Slow Food USA, a non-profit with the goal of creating a world in which everyone can enjoy food that is good, clean and fair, has organized a petition to urge members of Congress to invest more in school lunches and improve the nutritional value of school lunches. You can support Slow Food’s petition here.
First Lady Michelle Obama’s recently unveiled ‘Let’s Move’ initiative to counter childhood obesity in America also supports greater investment in school lunches to improve the health and well-being of school children. You can hear the First Lady talk about the program in the video below. You can also find out more about the Let’s Move initiative by following this link.