Children’s Campaign & Allies Provide Support of New Federal School Food Standards

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: April 12, 2013

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.

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.