Tell Your Representative--No Canned and Processed Foods in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program!

A 2002 federal program that delivers fresh fruits and vegetables to the country’s poorest schools is now at risk. Lobbyists from Big Food are jostling to have their products included in the government program, and their efforts are paying off. A new bill in the House of Representatives would broaden this program to include frozen, canned, dried, and pureed fruits and vegetables.

Unlike many other school nutrition programs, the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program specifically stipulated that the snacks contain only real fresh fruits and vegetables. Costing around $177 million each year, it is a relatively small part of $16 billion that the federal government spends on school meals, but an important area where junk food lobbies do not dominate the menu.

Write to your congressional representative and urge him or her to oppose HR 3532, the Fruit and Vegetable Access for Children Act, which would make school lunches and snacks significantly less healthy.

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Please Vote NO on HR 3532, the Fruit and Vegetable Access for Children Act!

Dear [Decision Maker],

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