The federal tax code allows companies to deduct marketing and advertising expenses from their income taxes, including expenses for marketing junk food to children. The Stop Subsidizing Childhood Obesity Act would eliminate the deduction for junk food marketing to children, which could raise $550 million per year in tax revenue and prevent obesity in one million children.
Please take a minute to email your members of Congress today to support the bill.
The partisan House child nutrition reauthorization bill, Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016 (H.R. 5003), would significantly weaken school nutrition standards for meals and snacks and beverages (Smart Snacks) and decrease access to school meals for low-income children.
Please take a minute to email your Representative today to oppose H.R. 5003.
Betty Crocker fruit snacks are as unhealthy as gummy bears and are widely advertised to children. Please join us today in sending a message to General Mills today to ask them to stop marketing Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks to kids.
Giving chickens antibiotics when they aren't even sick is helping create antibiotic-resistant “superbugs.” When these superbugs get into our food they can cause serious illnesses that are difficult to cure.
The anti-menu labeling bill, the so-called Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act (S. 2217), is neither common sense nor provides more nutrition information. The industry-backed bill would make it harder for customers to understand and obtain calorie and other nutrition information at many restaurants and similar food establishments.
We, the undersigned citizens, strongly urge the Food and Drug Administration to ban synthetic dyes from food and beverages given the substantial evidence that the dyes harm susceptible children.
Kids deserve healthy food. Yet the majority of restaurant children’s meals are unhealthy. Ask members of the New York City Council to improve restaurant children’s meals.
Join our campaign by sending an email to Congress, urging your representatives to ask the FDA about its plans to protect kids from dyes.
After years of partisan fighting in Congress, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) have introduced a bipartisan Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill that maintains the progress on school nutrition while diffusing key concerns from the opposition.