Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Signing of Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

I’m watching the live streaming at whitehouse.gov of the signing of this important bill. Hurray for all those working to reform school lunches and make them healthier. I’m so glad that Michelle Obama has taken on childhood obesity as a major issue for her work as first lady. As many of you know, I’ve been concerned about this issue for years.Childhood obesity came to my attention because I travel all over the U.S. and see about 15,000 kids each year. Some, alas, are not feeling good. Many seem sluggish and when you don’t feel good, it’s just hard to learn. I can feel it in a school visit audience. I’m not just talking about the largest kids in class. I’m talking about entire communities of kids who seem ill, barely able to function or respond. ┬áThat’s why I’m so glad that policy makers, chefs, parents, commuity leaders, farmers, gardeners, and others are banding together to help kids eat better and become more active physically.

My small contribution will be my book Rah, Rah, Radishes: a Vegetable Chant, released June 14, 2011. I’ve been working on this book for four years, trying to get it published. So, I’m excited about it and its sequel, the fruit chant. I’ll be telling the story of this later.

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One Response to “Signing of Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010”

  1. slduke Says:

    I’m excited about seeing your newest book. I love radishes and plan to blog on it when it’s out!

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