Keep Up the CNR Momentum
National Call-in Day for Child Nutrition Reauthorization
Monday, October 26th
Nearly 16 million children in America live in households that struggle with hunger. Many of these children rely on the Child Nutrition Programs to reach the healthy meals they need to learn, grow, and thrive. Decisions are being made now on Capitol Hill that will impact these programs, and as Congress continues to debate Child Nutrition Reauthorization, we need you to let them know we want strong programs that feed more kids.
The Child Nutrition Programs have a history of strong bipartisan support and are critical for combating child hunger and obesity. These programs are essential for feeding hungry kids during the school year and when kids are out of school. But they can be better. A strong CNR should reach more children through summer feeding programs, keep school meals healthy, and provide nutritious meals and snacks for children in child care.
Call your Members of Congress today and urge them to pass a strong Child Nutrition bill that ensures that hungry children have access to the nutritious meals they need to succeed in pre-school, school-based and out of school time settings. The time to act is now as Congress deliberates the child nutrition reauthorization bill.
Calling Congress is easy. Here’s how:
Just dial our toll free number, (888) 398-8702 and listen to the pre-recorded message.
Connect to your Senator first and enter your zip code.
Once you are connected to your first Senator, state that you are a constituent and give your name and the town you are calling from.
Let them know you are calling about Child Nutrition Reauthorization and deliver this important message:
Congress has the chance to make successful child nutrition programs – in pre-school, school-based and out of school time settings – even better. Building on the robust, bipartisan history of these programs, I urge you to support a strong child nutrition bill that improves access and nutrition so more children have the fuel they need to grow up healthy and to succeed. As Congress deliberates the Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill, we urge members to seize this opportunity to feed more kids by strengthening the child nutrition programs.
Be sure to dial back in so you talk to both of your Senators and your Representative.
Help us spread the word by sharing and posting on social media using #CNR2015 and #Nutrition4Kids