A Big Day for Food Policy

Photo from letsmove.gov/blog

Photo from letsmove.gov/blog

Michelle Obama kicked ass yesterday, announcing not one, but TWO major policy changes regarding school food:

1) For all schools nationwide that have 40% or more of their students eligible for free-or-reduced meals, all students at that school will receive free breakfast and lunch.

2) Advertising of unhealthy food and drinks in schools is banned.

Marion Nestle gives a comprehensive summary of what these announcements mean, and why they are critical steps on her blog.  I highly recommend reading her post from yesterday.

These are major moves in the right direction, and a proud day for advocates everywhere. Way to go First Lady.

Advertisements
Aside | This entry was posted in Stories and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s