Thursday, February 19, 2009

Capitol Hill event on school meals, Feb. 26

From the press release:
Interested in how your member of Congress can help make over the school lunch line, infamous for mystery meat, with fresh fruits and vegetables? In a free lecture on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Feb. 26, Neal Barnard, M.D., president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), Robert Lawrence, M.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, and Eboni Morris, M.P.P., health policy fellow for the National Urban League, will discuss ways to improve the food served in the nation’s lunch rooms to help reverse America’s obesity epidemic.

Participants will learn how federal nutrition policies, especially the Child Nutrition Act, which will soon come up for congressional review, play a critical role in our nation’s health.

WHAT: Take a Bite Out of Childhood Obesity, a FREE Capitol Hill event
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. WHERE: 345 Cannon House Office Building
SPONSOR: The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
INFO: Contact Ruby Lathon at 202-686-2210, ext. 379, or . For more information or an interview with Dr. Barnard or another PCRM nutrition expert, please contact Tara Failey at 202-686-2210, ext. 319, or

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for suggesting this. I went out there today and it was a great talk (and for a change they also served a light lunch that was all vegan, which I more than appreciated)! Unfortunately, the turnout was disappointingly low. I'll be writing up a story about it for the Organic Consumers Association within the week. Thanks again!