Dear HealthyPlanet Members and Friends,
You're invited to our next monthly Healthy School Lunch Program (HSLP) Action Meeting
. These meetings are an opportunity for us to jointly create a plan and provide an ongoing support system to aid you in making a difference in your school's lunch program. We have been helping people to create this kind of powerful change for the over a decade.
Every major health organization in America is stressing the urgent need
for nutritional education in schools.
Part of this urgency is the
result of the “obesity epidemic” in America. The prevalence of
childhood obesity has increased threefold or more over the last 30
years. During roughly the same time period, consumption of fast foods
by children has increased by a stunning 500% and junk food advertising
aimed at children continues unchecked. This has raised serious public
health concerns that need to be addressed.
Our Healthy School Lunch Program is designed to educate parents,
administrators, students and entire communities on the importance of
healthful food choices and the dangers of junk food.
community members to take an active role in creating powerful changes
in their districts. Our staff members have implemented this program in
dozens of schools across Long Island and NYC since 1995.
Our three-tiered approach
helping schools improve their lunch offerings focuses on:
- educating parents, teachers and administrators about the powerful
effects that food choices have on children's current and future
health—empowering them to make informed decisions about healthy
food choices for their children.
- motivating students to see through junk food advertising and to
make nutritionally sound food choices.
- assisting food service directors and companies in making more
healthful food choices available.
that healthful food options need to be the norm in school food offerings so that those parents who are educated about healthy eating are not forced to brown-bag it.
that school food offerings should represent the best of what we know about nutrition.
that each parent can play a major role in making a difference
in their school districts and in so doing, they become part of a
massive, nation-wide effort.
Most school districts would like to improve their school lunches, but
budgetary constraints together with an apparent lack of community
support make that important task difficult. We're here to help. Call us
at 631 421-5591
to find out how you can be part of the solution.
Join us. We can help you be a part of the solution!
Director, Healthy School Lunch Program