There is a great new blog out there named Fed Up With Lunch: The School Lunch Project. A teacher is forgot her own lunch in January so she ate what the children eat. Then she decided to eat that every single day and blog about it. Boy, it is an eye-opener. No wonder our kids our fat! Look at what they are eating every single day. This is a national problem.
See her Feed Up With School Lunch blog here.
Read what guest blogger, Jan Poppendieck, Professor of Sociology Hunter, College, City University of New York) wrote today on the Fed Up With Lunch: The School Lunch Project has to say about what YOU can do. She is the author of Free For All: Fixing Food in America
She says: This is the moment for readers of FED UP to SPEAK UP. Right now, the Child Nutrition Reauthorization legislation, the legislation that will control school food and other child nutrition programs for the next five years, is wending its way through Congress. Now is the time to tell your Senators and Representatives what you want to see as an end result. Now is the time to ask for enough money to do the job right.
I'm sure many Fed Up readers are old hands at communicating with Congress, but for those who are not, here are some tips. If you are uncertain about just who your legislators are, you can find out by entering your zip code into designated box on the web site called Contacting Congress: http://www.contactingthecongress.org/. Then, you can go directly to a form for submitting an e-mail to a member of the House at https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml and to your Senators at http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm.
You don't have to draft the legislation for them; that is their job. You just have to tell them: 1) what you want, 2) how important it is to you, 3) and why it is important—and remind them to put enough money in the bill to make achievement of these ends possible.