Saving Farmed Animals’ LivesPosted by Stephen Wells, ALDF's Executive Director on April 7, 2011
The Food and Nutrition Service of the United States Department of Agriculture is seeking public comments on changes to the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program by April 13, 2011.
This is a chance to support a win-win approach to providing children with nutritious, wholesome food choices while simultaneously reducing the number of animals used in the food industry. Current standards and their reliance on meat and dairy products have contributed to rising rates of childhood obesity and chronic health conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, with taxpayers footing the bill in the form of rising health care costs and huge subsidies to animal agriculture.
Submit your comment today!
The National School Lunch Program is available to over 50 million children each school day. Children should have wholesome meal options based primarily on nutrition content, not based on the availability of cheap surplus agricultural products.
Thank you for speaking out about this important issue and for saving farmed animals’ lives!