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Think Healthy Thursday: Kids' Safe & Healthful Foods Project

The Kids' Safe & Healthful Foods Project is a combined effort of the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Working to ensure that:

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) adopts science-based nutrition standards for all foods and beverages served and sold in schools;

Schools have the resources they need to train cafeteria employees and replace outdates and broken kitchen equipment; and

USDA develops and implements rigorous school food safety policies.

Their goal is simply "to improve the safety and nutrition value of foods kids eat at school." To do this, they have developed letters to Congress. Supporters can simply go to the site, fill out their information, customize their letter if they wish, and send it off.

Their current petitions are:

Support Fruit and Vegetable Snacks in Schools!- The UDSA's Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program provides millions of elementary students with fresh and healthy snacks. The results of this program are significant, and the USDA is working to improve it. By sending a letter of support, you can help teach students about the importance of fruits and vegetables. You can help get more schools involved in this program reaching more and more children.

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.

Safe and Healthy School Foods Now!- With this petition, you can send a note to Congress in support of well-balanced, nutrition meals being served in schools.  Help ensure that all schools are providing students with healthy options by voicing your support.

For those of you wanting to make your voice heard, this is a great opportunity to do so. Stand up for healthier children. For a healthier future.

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