The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is launching a new campaign to limit children's exposure to pesticides, toxins, and junk foods in their schools. The campaign's four main goals are to:
- Stop spraying toxic pesticides on school property, playgrounds, and in buildings, and convert to integrated pest-management practices.
- Kick junk foods and junk food ads out of our schools.
- Transition to healthier school lunch menus, using locally grown and/or organic ingredients (no pesticides, antibiotics, hormones, irradiation, or genetically engineered ingredients). Offer vegetarian options.
- Teach kids about healthy food choices and sustainable agriculture through school garden projects and curriculum materials.
On the OCA's website, you can contact your congressperson and download fact sheets and guides to help you become an advocate for children's health. www.organicconsumers.org/afc.cfm