As part of our ongoing Step Up to the Plate for School Meals campaign, You're the Cure and the AHA led a #Back2Healthy social media day of action on Thursday, September 3rd, to help build awareness and tell lawmakers we can't go back on strong school nutrition standards.
With thousands of participants joining in, our messages reached more than 17 million Facebook and Twitter users, and proved the large and diverse array of individuals and organizations in support of healthy school meals. Additionally, with Congress poised to return from its August recess, we were also able to share stories and photos from all the great meetings that You’re the Cure advocates held with legislators and their staff throughout the month.
Thanks to everyone who joined us for the day of action and visited their lawmaker! The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act has been a huge success, with 96% of schools nationwide meeting the healthier standards. And if you haven’t joined in yet, it’s not too late: click here to share a #Back2Healthy message on Facebook, and here to do so on Twitter. Every message makes a difference!