Friday, June 25, 2010

Stand Up for School Meals!

In these tough economic times our elected officials are facing hard choices when it comes to making the unavoidable budget cuts. These tough decisions can not come at the expense of our most vulnerable population, the children of NYC.

The NYC Department of Education is planning to eliminate the "Universal School Meals" program from nearly 100 City schools, and to reduce hot lunch choices at every school. At a time when we know the nationally priority is to reduce hunger and obesity we can not take two steps backwards with these budget recommendations.

Opposed to these budget cuts and want to get involved here is how you can:

**This post was submitted by the NYC Strategic Alliance for Health

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