Last week, PreventObesity.net Supporters sent a clear message to Congress. On Monday afternoon, we asked you to tell your representatives in Congress to protect nutritional standards in schools. From 5:15 p.m. EST to minutes into the first Congressional hearing on the topic at 10 a.m. the next day, you sent more than 20,000 letters. In total, you sent more than 25,000 messages throughout the week.
Nonetheless, Congress delivered a huge blow to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act by proposing a waiver to some schools, allowing them to delay implementation of the standards.
Our job is not done. Remind lawmakers that the childhood obesity epidemic is not a partisan issue.
A big thank you to those of you who have already sent a letter to your representatives. Now let’s make sure our voices are heard.