Thursday, April 29, 2010

Dear Rep. Lujan and Teague: Please Sign "Dear Colleague Letter" on Child Nutrition

Thank you Rep. Martin Heinrich for signing on to  the Dear Colleague letter being circulated by Reps. James McGovern (D-MA) and Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) in support of an additional $1 billion per year for child nutrition reauthorization.

Please call Reps. Ben Ray Lujan or Harry Teague by noon on Friday, April 30, at Bread’s special toll-free number: 1-800-826-3688. Urge them to sign onto the Dear Colleague letter too.
Points to Make

Today, nearly one in four children in the United States is at risk of hunger. We need adequate funding from Congress—at least $1 billion annually in the next five years—to address this problem.

The child nutrition bill will strengthen programs such as school lunches, school breakfasts, summer nutrition programs, and the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. These are critical in protecting children from hunger and in improving their nutrition.
Read post in national Bread blog for more background

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