The Economy vs. Our Children

The Denver Post had a front page story about one of our congressmen trying to block the USDA from changing the school lunch standards.  The USDA is trying to have our school children have better lunches – one that has less French fries and more fruit, green vegetables and whole grains.  Our congressman worries about the potato farmers.  The USDA has proposed that they limit starchy vegetables (potatoes, lima beans, corn, and peas) to 1 cup a week.

I am amazed that our congressman would worry more about potato farmers than the obesity rates of our children.  Another of our congressman, praised the change in the USDA’s policies.  USDA has been reluctant to change the lunch program.  We should be cheering.  This is a beginning to change the way we teach our children healthy eating.

Will the USDA fall to the potato farmers lobby and Congressmen who want to keep the children unhealthly eating potatoes every day instead of the better fruit, green vegetables and whole grains? Or, will they step up, take a stand, and make a change for the better? You can help them make this choice, call your congressman and senator today.

Marilyn

About Marilyn

I am a "retired senior" (I've been a school librarian and library tech for a government research facility) who is now pursuing a dream of a home business sewing bags of all sorts, crafting and being the creative person I have always wanted to be. I grew up in the center of Illinois and dreamed of actually living back in the state of Colorado where I was born and lived till the age of 7. That dream came true when I met my husband of 43 years while working together in Estes Park. I am interested in alternative medicine, continuing the good health I've always had, while returning to the pre-processed food era of: eating well, losing weight, and using products that do not harm the environment, me, my family and friends. I am for labeling GMO’s, using sustainable products, organics and finding solutions to everyday problems, like colds and sore muscles, using natural remedies. I have a positive attitude that has helped through a very hard year and will bring forth a life that will be full and happy. My family is wonderful and I am a happy lady, wife, mother, and grandma.

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