Children’s Campaign & Allies Provide Support of New Federal School Food Standards
The Children’s Campaign joined LiveWell Colorado and more than 15 other Colorado health and education organizations in providing comment to the USDA on proposed federal regulations to strengthen nutrition standards for foods served in schools. These critical changes to school food policy are a result of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010. “Although Colorado is lauded for being the “leanest” state in the nation for adults, our children are faring much worse. We rank 23rd in the nation for childhood obesity and have the second fastest rate of increase. With many of our kids consuming up to 50 percent of their daily calories at school, we must ensure that the healthy choice is the easy choice throughout their school day.” Click here to read the Colorado Comment letter and learn more about what these new proposed regulations mean for America’s school children.