Advocacy

You can advocate for change in your community! Take action on these important public health, nutrition and food issues. Help DC Voices for MEAL Choices spread the word.

Urge Congress to Strengthen Child Nutrition and Wellness Policies

Good nutrition should begin in childhood when eating habits are formed and chronic diseases begin to develop. Yet over the last two decades, rates of obesity have tripled in children and adolescents. As Congress works to reauthorize our nation’s child nutrition policies, please take the time to contact your Senators and Representative urging them to work to improve the nutrition and wellness policies in our nation’s schools.

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Urge Congress to Support Public Health Funding in FY 2011

Past budget cuts to CDC, HRSA, and other public health service agencies, along with new challenges and responsibilities, have caused these critically important agencies to do more with less and to struggle to provide basic public health services. In the coming months, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees will be deciding how to complete the fiscal year 2011 appropriations bills, which will provide the level of public health funding for the upcoming fiscal year. Tell your Senators and Representative TODAY voicing your support for the highest possible funding increase for essential public health service agencies!

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Tell the Senate to Support Food Safety Reform

Every year, millions of Americans are sickened from consuming contaminated food, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized, and thousands die as a result of our broken food safety system. Urge your Senators to support the FDA Food Modernization Act, a comprehensive system for preventing and responding to foodborne illness. 

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Urge Your Senators to Cosponsor the 2010 National Public Health Week Resolution

National Public Health Week (NPHW) will take place this year during the week of April 5-11. In an effort to recognize the week and the critical role public health plays in our daily lives, Senator Tom Udall (NM) has introduced a resolution (S. Res. 453) recognizing NPHW. Please take the time to send a message to your Senators urging them to cosponsor Senator Udall’s National Public Health Week Resolution.

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Urge your Representative to Cosponsor the National Public Health Week Resolution!

National Public Health Week (NPHW) will take place this year during the week of April 5-11. In an effort to recognize the week and the critical role public health plays in our daily lives, Representatives Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA) and Jim McGovern (MA) have introduced a resolution (H.Res. 1162) recognizing NPHW. Please take the time to send a message to your Representative urging him/her to cosponsor the National Public Health Week Resolution sponsored by Representatives Roybal-Allard and McGovern.

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Support a Soft Drink Tax in Kansas
Urge Kansas state Senators to support SB 567, a bill that would place a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.
Support Philadelphia's New Soft-Drink-Tax Bill
Support legislation that would raise substantial, new revenue for Philadelphia by placing a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.
Tell Congress you aren't footing the bill!
Tell your Senators you're not paying the price for their inaction anymore.
KY Resident: Please Urge the Senate to Vote on Child Nutrition, Soon
We need your help to urge the Senate to renew and fund the school nutrition programs.
National menu labeling policy passes (along with health care reform)!
Thank you to Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro for menu labeling
National menu labeling policy passes (along with health care reform)!
A thank you message to Senator Harkin for his work on menu labeling!
NV Resident: Please Urge the Senate to Vote on Child Nutrition, Soon
We need your help to urge the Senate to renew and fund the school nutrition programs.
NY Residents: Support a Soft Drink Tax
Show your support for an excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages to help balance the budget and fight obesity in New York!
Please Urge Congress to Make Child Nutrition a Priority
Urge policymakers to fund school nutrition programs to improve children's health.
Please Urge the Senate to Vote on Child Nutrition, Soon
We need your help to urge the Senate to renew and fund the school nutrition programs.
Retire Ronald McDonald
For 50 long years, Ronald McDonald has been encouraging America's children (and parents) to go to McDonald's and eat more of those foods that we should be eating less of: namely, burgers, fries, white bread, and soda.
Support a Soft Drink Tax in Colorado
Urge Your Senators to support HB 1191, eliminating existing tax breaks for soft drink companies in Colorado.
Support a Soft Drink Tax in New Mexico
A tax on soft drinks would help reduce obesity and raise revenue for the state's health-care system.
Support a Soft Drink Tax in Philadelphia
Urge Mayor Nutter to support a tax on soft drinks to help reduce obesity, improve public health and raise revenue for Philadelphia.
Support a Soft-Drink Tax in New York's Budget
A soft-drink tax has not yet been included in the Senate or Assembly versions of New York's budget bill, and lawmakers will soon return from their legislative break to vote on the measure.
Tell the Senate to Pass Food Safety Legislation Now!
Repeated foodborne-illness outbreaks and recalls have resulted in a dramatic loss of consumer confidence in the safety of our food supply. Urge your Senators to vote for reform!
Urge your Representative to get junk food out of schools
Despite alarming childhood obesity rates, schools still sell sugary drinks and unhealthy foods to their students.
WA Residents: Support a Soft Drink Tax to Help Prevent Childhood Obesity
Governor Christine Gregoire proposed an excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages that would raise approximately $156 million a year to help balance the budget and fight obesity in the state.

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