Over the past month or so, we’ve talked a lot about the Healthy School Meals Act of 2010 — a piece of legislation that would reward school districts with additional food aid if they offer students more plant-based food choices. Now it looks like some of our favorite celebrities are talking about it, too.
Woody Harrelson recently spoke up in favor of the Act and urged Congress to take action soon! In a letter to Congress, Woody and his wife Laura wrote:
“As parents, we ask you to support HR 4870, the Healthy School Meals Act of 2010.We know from watching our own children grow up that eating habits children develop early on stick with them for life. All too often, young people are offered processed meats and cheese and other greasy, high-fat, high-cholestrol foods.
“The Healthy School Meals Act will help children develop better eating habits, provide healthful plant-based options that naturally contain no cholesterol, are low in saturated fat and high in fibre, enabling schools to reach high nutrition standards easily. The legislation gives schools the incentive and ability to address the health problems that are harming our children and overburdening our health systems.”
Preach it, Woody!
Previously, both Scarlett Johansson and Michelle Obama have supported the Act and we’re thrilled to see that Woody is getting on board, too!
To learn more about this important piece of legislation, visit HealthySchoolLunches.org!