We would like to see the percentage of schools with NEPs double by 2020, so that most NYC school children, particularly those in the highest-needs schools, have access to education that helps them build healthy futures.
Our children deserve the best we have to offer, and I commend school nutrition employees and school nurses for giving students their best each day. They may not wear super hero capes, but they are undoubtedly real, authentic heroes.
Americans cherish the notion that we are the number one nation on earth; that no matter what the metric is the U.S. comes out ahead of other countries. But that's far from the truth when the focus is on how we treat our children.
Obama today signed into law the Child Nutrition Act, which finally gets more fruits, vegetables and whole grains into schoolhouses. Before criticizing anyone, Palin should take a look at a snapshot of ordinary American children today.
The whole 10-year child nutrition program proposed by the House could be paid for with just 42 days worth of Afghanistan war spending. How is it that we can unquestioningly fund illegal war, but not feed our children?
God is calling us to change the politics of hunger because the need is especially great right now. But the opportunities are also very clear. We can do a lot, but we can't food bank our way to the end of hunger.
Her nonprofit has just launched a revolutionary web portal offering free scaleable recipes, curricula, technical tools and community discussion -- an online engine that can spur real school food reform.