Jennie Garth, star of Beverly Hills, 90210, thinks greasy school lunches are not so cool—and the mother of three wants Congress to help students get better options.
In a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Garth urges Rep. Pelosi to throw her support behind a House bill that would fight childhood obesity by assisting schools in serving healthier choices.
“I’m writing to you because I am passionate about promoting healthy lifestyles,” writes Ms. Garth in her letter. “This past year, I have been working to educate and motivate children to make healthy choices. But nutrition education isn’t enough: We also have to make sure that every child in America can find healthy foods in their school cafeteria.”
The bill Garth supports, The Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act (H.R. 5504), would help schools serve more fruits, vegetables, and low-fat plant-based meal options.
Garth is one of more than 30 celebrities who have written to Congress to ask for healthy school lunches. Other stars to put pen to paper include Woody Harrelson, Scarlett Johansson, Michelle Obama, Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi and Sarah Silverman.