Advocates Visit Congressional Offices, Promote Healthy School Meals in Oklahoma


As the summer draws to an end, You’re the Cure advocates across the nation have traveled to their respective United States Representative and Senator’s district offices to advocate of the reauthorization for the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act and ask  Congress to maintain the  nutrition standards.  The message was clear: Healthy school meals ‘fit’ into a successful school day for kids and we are ‘puzzled’ by efforts to weaken or delay the necessary nutrition standards.  

Oklahoma You’re the Cure Advocates Donna McDannold and Thurman Paul helped deliver that message to U.S. Senator James Inhofe’s office by providing staff with  puzzle pieces containing important facts about how the school nutrition standards are working.  Advocates also shared their personal thoughts on why nutrition standards in schools is good for the state of Oklahoma and its youth. This meeting was the first of a continued dialogue between the Senator’s office and the American Heart Association.

Have you told your U.S. Senator or Representative to support reauthorization of the Healthy-Hunger Free Kids Act? Visit the Action Center and take action today! 

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