During the Congressional summer recess this month, "You're the Cure" advocates from throughout New Jersey took the opportunity to visit the district offices of several representatives to show their support for healthy school lunches and the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act which is due for reauthorization.
The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act successfully reduced the amount of fat, sugar and salt in foods served at school. In New Jersey, 95% of schools are complying with the requirements. Instead of completely doing away with the requirements that school food be healthy, assistance should be provided to schools that face challenges in meeting the requirements.
There were a number of meetings in NJ throughout August. Special thanks to "You're the Cure" advocates Rosalie Mayes, Bill Duncan, Joan Helfman and Bob Goodman for taking the time to visit their local Congressional offices to share information about why its important to keep school lunches healthy.