Seattle School Board Votes to Keep Unhealthy Foods and Beverages Out
Wednesday, June 20th
After hundreds of requests to the Seattle School Board to ensure that advertising of unhealthy foods and beverages (that would be inconsistent with its competitive food and nutrition policies) is kept out of schools, we are pleased to report that the School Board voted overwhelmingly in support of language changes in its amendment to policy number 4237.
With support from the American Heart Association, we had a full day of testimony to the Board and getting the word out to the media (see our interview on Q13 ). We would like to thank the many partners and advocates who joined us in person or electronically to demonstrate their support for healthy, safe schools.
Policy 4237 received a great deal of debate at the hearing – in particular we would like to point out that we witnessed a number of individuals at the Board meeting who were speaking out against advertising in schools all together.
For more information on our involvement with the 4237 debate, see “Our Call to the Seattle School Board“