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Jains take action for Healthy Vegetarian School Meals” act

Tuesday, April 13, 2010   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Pooja Jain
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As you know, most children have no meal options in school other than the usual meaty dishes which is bad for their health. On April 21st, become a citizen lobbyist and ask your representative in Washington to support H.R. 4870, the Healthy School Meals Act.

The JAINA in partnership with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine who has been working hard on Capitol Hill to get healthy vegetarian options everyday in every school lunch line around the country.

Please join Elizabeth Kucinich, Director of Public Affairs, and Ruby LathonNutrition Policy Manager for PCRM for a Conference Call/Webinar to learn how to get involved and lobby your Member of Congress. Hear more about the Healthy School Meals Act, why it is so important for the health of America’s children, and how you can ask your Member of Congress to support it by contacting him or her directly on April 21st.

We will need you to call or send an e-mail to your Congressmen on April 21st. We need to act now to ensure that Congress enacts provisions in the Child Nutrition Act reauthorization to help schools provide healthy vegetarian options in lunch rooms.

Please join us for this special conference call and web presentation on either Monday April 12th at 9:00pm EST or Wednesday April 14th at Noon EST or April 19th at 9:00 pm EST, and become a Citizen Lobbyist! We can make a difference for children’s health.

Note - If for some reason you can not join, we will provide step by step written instruction to everyone in near future.

Following are details of how to join teleconference and/or Web-ex for viewing the slides:

Monday, April 12th: 9:00 PM EST
Call-in: 1-866-432-9903 (People from 408 area code: Please call 525-6800 and 919 area code: Please call 392-3330)
Meeting Number: 204 938 044
Meeting Password: healthy
WebEx link: Go to https://ciscosales.webex.com/ciscosales/j.php?S=204938044

Wednessday, April 14th: 12:00 noon EST
Call-in: 1-866-432-9903 (People from 408 area code: Please call 525-6800 and 919 area code: Please call 392-3330)
Meeting Number: 202 381 192
Meeting Password: healthy
WebEx link: Go to https://ciscosales.webex.com/ciscosales/j.php?S=202381192

Monday, April 19th: 9:00 PM EST
Call-in: 1-866-432-9903 (People from 408 area code: Please call 525-6800 and 919 area code: Please call 392-3330)
Meeting Number: 203 025 250
Meeting Password: healthy
WebEx link: Go to https://ciscosales.webex.com/ciscosales/j.php?S=203025250


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