Tell Congress to Feed Children ORGANIC Milk and Food in Schools!
Help increase organic options in federal programs that feed women and children.
Non-organic milk tested positive for illegal antibiotics, high levels of growth hormones and controversial pesticide contaminants in a recent study by Emory University and The Organic Center. Organic milk tested clean.
Tell your Congressman to fund programs to feed children healthy organic milk.
It's simple. Organic milk and other organic foods and beverages should be an option for children during mealtimes at school. Organic milk has more of the healthy vitamins and minerals found in milk and none of the bad stuff. Help kids build strong bones and healthy muscles without the antibiotics, hormones, and pesticides.
DETAILS: The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 authorized an organic food pilot program under which school food authorities could explore opportunities to build relationships with local organic companies, farms and food providers to make organic foods available to school kids within the confines of the existing cost structure. This pilot program was authorized at $10 million per year through appropriations, but was never funded. Congress should reauthorize this pilot program and include funding in annual appropriations legislation.