Healthy Snacks in Schools

Apr 8, 2013 by

Healthy Snacks in Schools

April 8, 2013

We know that approximately 40 percent of kids buy a snack at school each day. These snacks are often junk foods and unhealthy beverages that contribute to excess, empty calories in a child’s diet.

The Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition has submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to show our support for its efforts to update the nutritional guidelines around snack foods and beverages sold in schools. We also offered our comments on how the proposed guidelines could and should be even stronger.

You have until tomorrow, April 9th to show your support for healthy snacks in schools and to offer any additional comments. If you wish to submit comments, please feel free to use our letter for talking points, or simply show your support using the PreventObesity.net action alert.

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