By Tim Saunders on
Comedian Sarah Silverman is the latest celebrity to advocate for healthy school lunches, urging Congress to support the Healthy School Meals Act of 2010, a bill that will help schools serve healthier meal options.
“I’m writing to you about something that has shocked and offended me,” she wrote in a letter to Congressman George Miller. "And trust me when I say it takes a lot to shock and offend me. Some of the foods we’re feeding kids in schools are repulsive—and that unhealthy food is feeding the childhood obesity epidemic.
“All kids – vegetarian or not – should have healthy options. I think that we forget the simple fact that what we put in our bodies directly affects our bodies. Many kids aren’t able to bring lunches from home – they have to eat what’s in the lunch line. Without healthful options in the cafeteria, we’re doing our children and the future of our country a great disservice.
“I’m positive we can make a difference. If we help children develop healthy habits early on, they’ll have a lower risk of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes in the future. And that would mean lower health care costs. See? Only good comes from this. I know you’re as serious as I am about helping kids succeed and stay healthy.”
Read the full letter and find out more here.
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