Tell the DC Council to maintain funding for the Healthy Schools Act!
A last-minute opportunity to take action for DC's Kids! The DC Council is holding a hearing tomorrow morning on the Mayor's gap-closing budget, and more than $4.6 million in funding for the recently passed Healthy Schools Act is on the chopping block.
The Healthy Schools Act was passed this summer to help ensure that children in DC Public Schools receive fresh, healthy meals in the classroom and comprehensive wellness services to combat childhood obesity and malnutrition. With 43 percent of District students overweight or obese, we can't afford to squander this progress to fix a short-term budget gap.
Our partners at DC Hunger Solutions, who were instrumental in getting the law passed, have issued this petition. Today's the last day to sign it, as the hearing is tomorrow!