Healthy meals help students live and learn better. Studies show that kids who are served nutritious meals at breakfast, lunch, and throughout the school day perform at a higher academic level. Under school nutrition standards passed in 2010, kids are eating 16 percent more vegetables and 23 percent more fruit, and surveys show more than 90 percent of parents support requiring schools to include a serving of fruits or vegetables with every meal.
Oklahoma State Advocacy Chair Amy Baden and You're the Cure Advocate Amanda Rowell, along with AHA staff Terri Bailey and Lori Costa, met with Congressman Cole to ask that he support strong child nutrition standards. It's visits like this that make all the difference to combat childhood obesity. To learn how to get involved, please email Vanessa.Fuentes@heart.org for more information!