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Tobey Maguire Asks Nancy Pelosi For More Vegetarian School Lunches

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It looks like Spiderman is taking on his toughest battle yet: getting schools to serve more lunches with fruits, vegetables, and low-fat vegetarian meals. Tobey Maguire has written letters to Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Tom Harkin asking them to add these healthy additions to an upcoming re-authorization of the Child Nutrition Act.

“As a parent, I am contacting you because I am deeply concerned that unhealthy school lunches are contributing to our nation’s childhood obesity epidemic,” writes Maguire. “My wife and I just had our second child, so this issue is tremendously important to us…Let me ask you please to ensure the Child Nutrition Act provides more fruits, vegetables, and healthy vegetarian foods. Young people deserve healthful food, and I can’t imagine a better investment in the future of our country.”

As Maguire points out in his letter, school across the nation are inundated with surplus meat — millions of pounds of beef, pork, and other high-fat meat products are purchased by the USDA and distributed to school as part of the government’s commodity foods program. I’m sure many of us here can remember the crap we were served growing up — and now our children are faced with the same unhealthy options.

Want to help? Sign a petition here telling Congress you want children to eat better in school. Click here to read Maguire’s letter to Pelosi.

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