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We owe our children the best health and learning future possible, and school lunches loaded with fat, carbohydrates and sugar won’t help. Let your legislator know you want to see funding passed for 10 Cents a Meal to get nutrient-rich, healthy local food into school lunches!
Michigan Governor Whitmer used her line-item veto to cut funding from the nationally acclaimed 10 Cents a Meal farm to school lunch initiative for fy19-20. Groundwork’s Diane Conners shares ideas on how we can persuade lawmakers to resurrect the funding.
Tern limits mean many new legislators will be taking control of Michigan government after the 2018 election. Help them understand the power and benefits of 10 Cents a Meal.
As the 2018-19 school year kicks into gear, 135,000 Michigan children in 57 school districts will be enjoying healthy, locally purchased food in cafeteria lunches.
The 10 Cents a Meal program means more business for Michigan farmers as well as healthier food for school children.