#FoodFri Tweetchat: Save School Lunch!
Parents have spoken. Nationwide 78 percent of parents think that healthier food in schools will increase academic performance and 90 percent of Americans want K-12 schools to play a role in reducing obesity in their community. The USDA heard and implemented USDA nutritional standards for school meals, the first in 15 years. Currently, 90% of schools are serving healthy meals - that's progress! Now some members of Congress are challenging the National School Lunch Program’s updated nutrition standards.
They are playing politics with our children's health. And, we must take a stand.
MomsRising and CSPI invite you to a tweetchat on Friday June 20 at 1 PM EDT to discuss healthy school lunches and challenges to the National School Lunch Program’s updated nutrition standards.
Join us! Share your comments, resources or questions by adding the hashtag #FoodFri to your tweets at that time.
DATE: Friday June 20, 2014
TIME: 1- 2 PM ET
WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #FoodFri
WHO: @MomsRising, @CSPI and YOU!
To join and follow the conversation on Twitter use the #FoodFri Hashtag in each tweet.
You can also follow the chat on Twubs.com/FoodFri. Twubs allows you to follow MomsRising’s registered hashtags by creating an account. Below I have noted the steps.
- Create an account using an email or your Twitter account.
- Enter the desired hashtag, #FoodFri, #WellnessWed or #EcoTipTue, in the search box found at the top of the page. Click Enter. A new page will open with the desired chat.
- Find the “Join This Twub” button found on the right-hand side bar and join the group.
- Adjust the speed of the conversation to your liking. Options are: Fast, Medium, Slow, Slower, or Slowest.
- Introduce yourself and join the conversation, by entering your comment, tips, or questions in the “Tweet to #FoodFri as [YourName] box”
- Or, respond to a specific tweet by hovering over the right-hand side of the individual’s tweet and selecting one of the icons.
More about our #FoodFri Featured Panelists:
Since 1971, CSPI has been a strong advocate for nutrition and health, food safety, alcohol policy, and sound science.
Founded by executive director Michael Jacobson, Ph.D. and two other scientists, CSPI carved out a niche as the organized voice of the American public on nutrition, food safety, health and other issues during a boom of consumer and environmental protection awareness in the early 1970s. CSPI has long sought to educate the public, advocate government policies that are consistent with scientific evidence on health and environmental issues, and counter industry’s powerful influence on public opinion and public policies.