The Healthy Schools Act, which provides more money for better meals in D.C. schools, is under attack. Outgoing Mayor Adrian Fenty has proposed slashing the $4.7 million allocated under the act as part of a plan to balance the District's budget.
The D.C. Council is scheduled to hold hearings on the budget Tuesday. Meanwhile, if you believe it's important for children to have access to better food, you can support the Healthy Schools Act by signing an online petition.
The city has made great strides with its school food in recent months as it tries to battle a childhood obesity rate that is one of the worst in the nation. This is no time to be snatching better food out of kids' mouths at school.
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