We have a chance to get plant based foods prioritized nationally for school lunches thanks to new Federal legislation introduced by Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) and Rep. Jamaal Bowman, Ed.D (D-NY). From their press release: “This bill would create a voluntary grant program for school districts to help schools provide healthier, climate friendly, and culturally appropriate plant-based entrée options to students.”
NARN’s Board of Directors supports this bill and your representatives need to hear from you! Our friends at Hip Hop is Green have endorsed this bill and put out a call to action!
“We are very proud to endorse the Healthy Future Students & Earth Act! @rep_velasquez & @congressmanbowman ’s bill will help fight climate change, tackle hunger, improve student health, and advance equity. 30 million kids are served school lunch daily with students of color disproportionately relying on school meals for nutrition.
As we speak, Congress is working to upgrade the school meal program for the first time in a decade. But unless they hear from you, they won’t prioritize funding for plant-based school food.”Please take a minute to reach out to your representatives and voice your support for this bill!
Contact your Senator: https://www.senate.gov/senators/senators-contact.htm
Contact your Representative: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative