by Marion Nestle
May 28 2014

Let’s Move! on the move to rescue school nutrition standards

At a time when Michelle Obama is under widespread criticism for complicity with the food industry (see Fed Up!, the movie), she and her Let’s Move! staff are doing everything possible—openly and overtly—to preserve the nutrition standards in the school meals program.

As I’ve written previously, a House subcommittee voted to allow schools to waive the new standards.  Waivers mean that Congress is interfering—on political grounds—with nutrition standards established by scientific committees of the Institute of Medicine.

Here’s what the White House is doing:

(Audio) USDA — Hosted media call on nutrition and military readiness

Mission: Readiness urges vigilance against special interests

Roll Call — National Security Will Suffer With Derailment of School Nutrition Standards

It’s impressive that the White House is taking on this issue so forcefully.

Support the Let’s Move! staff.  Sign CSPI’s Change.Org petition and write your legislators.  They are discussing this issue right now.  Tell them now!

  • Margo Wootan

    The First Lady is working hard to protect school nutrition standards. I hope all your readers will support her efforts but writing their members of Congress: change.org/schoolnutrition

  • fake consultant

    Speaking of national defense…let’s not forget that the newly-formed Defense Department was the lead agency pushing the School Lunch Program, way back in 1948; that’s because roughly 10% of WWII draftees were rejected for issues related to malnutrition.