Survey Says: Public Overwhelmingly Supports Healthy School Meals

Will Congress do the same?

  • Policy & Advocacy
  • August 27, 2015
  • By: Ann Cooper
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​We know the vast majority of school nutrition and food service professionals want our kids to be served healthy, nourishing food at school. But now it’s clear that parents, guardians and caregivers feel the same way. A national survey commissioned by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation – an independent private foundation focused on the optimal development of children – reveals that 9 out of 10 Americans support current federal efforts to keep school meals healthy.

As these nutrition standards come before Congress to be reauthorized in September, the message from the public is loud and clear: 86 percent of Americans support the standards in their current form, a rare consensus in a nation often divided. But are our elected officials on the same page?

Read the blogpost: "Survey Says: Public Overwhelmingly Supports Healthy School Meals" (U.S. News & World Report)

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