Congress Members Get a Taste of School Meals


5.11.2012  In an effort to garner support for school meals, advocacy groups are inviting Congress Members to attend a briefing on Capitol Hill, which will include a selection of school lunches created by high school culinary students.

The Healthy Schools Campaign, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and School Food FOCUS, as well as high school students across the nation, are holding two briefings on May 10 and May 22 to help legislators learn about the national movement to bring safe and healthy food to our nation's students. A selection of healthy, great-tasting school lunches will complement each of the briefings. The school lunches, which meet the same nutrition standards and budget constraints of an actual school cafeteria,  were created by students from the Chicago Vocational Career Academy. Congratulations to the young chefs!

You, too, can urge your Congress Member to learn more about school lunch and breakfast and to support policies and resources for healthy school meals. Send him or her a letter to encourage him or her to participate in the briefings. Letter

Read more about the May 10 event. PDF

There are also two new documentaries about school meals that highlight innovative school districts that have made significant changes to their menus as well as  some of the challenges that districts face in creating healthy school environments. Host a screening to bring awareness of the benefits and challenges of improving school meals.

For more information on Lunch Line, click here.

For more information on Lunch Hour, click here