Thursday, June 4, 2009

ADVOCACY: Support Farm to School Legislation

Calling all Chubby Bunny CSA members to support farm to school legislation and Federal Child Nutrition programs. 
The NYC Alliance for Child Nutrition Reauthorization 2009 (CNR) is a collaboration of NYC organizations committed to ending hunger and improving the health of our children. Over the next few months, Congress will have the opportunity to make serious improvements to programs that feed millions of children each day -- the School Breakfast Program, the National School Lunch Program, the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). The NYC Alliance has put together a comprehensive set of recommendations that not only recognizes the importance of healthy children and healthy food but also the critical need for sourcing regional and local foods for these Federal child nutrition programs. The recommended farm to school procurement language supports the health of children, local and regional economies and New York area farms!  We invite you to sign on to these recommendations and become a supporter of the NYC Alliance for Child Nutrition Reauthorization. Read the recommendations here.

In the coming months there will also be an opportunity for you to attend an event with elected officials and community members to help spread the word about the importance of the CNR Act.  

If you are interested in signing on, please contact or Lexi Van de Walle at and she can add you to the growing list of individuals and organizations that are signing on to this important platform. 

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