Friday, November 7, 2014

MomsRising Good Food Force visits DC



WASHINGTON DC -- On Friday, November 7th, moms and their families with MomsRising’s Good Food Force will be on Capitol Hill to educate members of Congress on the importance of healthy school food.   Moms and their families will deliver the storybooks to members of Congress that highlight how healthy school food is fundamental to the long term well-being of America’s children.

As part of this effort, MomsRising’s Good Food Force will emphasis to members of Congress how nearly one in three kids in America are at risk for nutrition-related diseases like Type II Diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, and how nearly 40% of students buy one or more snack at school each day.

"Every day, 30 million school lunches are served in our nation. Our children count on us to make sure those meals are as healthy and nutritious as they can be. This is no easy task, but our kids are worth it,” explained Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, CEO of MomsRising.org.  “Moms won't give up on healthy school lunches and Congress shouldn't either!"

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MOMSRISING’S GOOD FOOD FORCE: http://www.momsrising.org/page/moms/good-food-force

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