March 20, 2009
Last week on National "Know Your Milk" Day, you and fellow activists made over one thousand calls to Congress. We've already heard that this made a huge impact and now members of Congress are ready to listen. Can you meet with your member of Congress to help get better milk into the National School Lunch Program?
From April 6-17, members of Congress are going to be in their home districts for Easter recess. This is the perfect opportunity for you to meet with your member of Congress to ask them in person to support better school milk.
Attending a district meeting is easy and important. We know that milk that has been produced using the artificial hormone rBGH makes its way into the School Lunch Program every year. About one out of five pints of milk distributed through the school nutrition programs in fiscal year 2005-2006 may have been from rBGH-treated cows.
Kids deserve the best nutrition, parents deserve a say in what their kids are fed, and schools need the tools to be able to purchase the best food for their students. Can you ask for a district meeting with your member of Congress?
The more meetings we have, the better chance we'll have to get healthy milk for schools.
Sarah, Noelle, Alex and The Food Team
Food & Water Watch