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.

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