Better School Lunches: What Parents Should Know

September 13, 2012 at 1:59 pm Leave a comment

Virtual Back to School Night: The School Day Just Got Healthier!

Join White House Chef Sam Kass, National PTA President Betsy Landers, Pew’s Kids’ Safe and Healthful Food Project, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) this Thursday for a live discussion about the exciting new meals coming to school cafeterias near you! Thanks to one of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as ObamaCare, school lunches should be improved as part of the USDA updated nutrition standards for school meal for the first time in 17 years, As parents, it can be difficult to navigate what these changes mean and how you can support your kids and your school in making healthy choices

If you have questions about the new school meals, you can submit them in advance on the National PTA’s question submission pageor tweet them live by using the #SchoolFoodsRule. You can follow PTA and Pew on twitter at @NationalPTA and@JDonzeBlack_Pew.

To attend, tune in at 7:00 p.m. (EDT), Thursday, September 13, 2012 at www.pta.org/healthierschoolday

This conversation will be specifically targeted toward parents, but anyone interested in learning more about the new and improved school meals is welcome to tune in.

Speakers:

  • Sam Kass, White House Chef and Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives
  • Betsy Landers, National PTA President
  • Jessica Donze Black, Director, Kid’s Safe and Healthful Foods Project, Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Audrey Rowe, Administrator for the Food and Nutrition Service, USDA

To learn more about how you can support the new school meals standards, visit:

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