August 25th, 2010
The Child Nutrition Act is up for re-authorization in the House of Representatives. 56 percent of Alabama children receive free or federally reduced school lunches through the school lunch program. This bill has the power to change the foods appearing on their lunch trays.
What can you do?
- Attend our Lunch Line screening this Saturday, August 28th. We’ll view a short documentary about the school lunch program and discuss some solutions with a farm-to-school coordinator here in Birmingham, a school lunch director, and the filmmaker. (Bonus: all proceeds from this event will fund the work of the Alabama Poverty Project and will be matched by the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham!)
- Sign a online petition to support One Tray’s Farm to School campaign, or send a letter to your representative to encourage passage of the Child Nutrition Act reauthorization.
- Check out this Community Action Guide to Change School Food Policy (PDF)
I hope to see you this Saturday at the Bottletree for our Lunch Line screening and discussion!
Posted by Robyn Hyden