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Tell Congress: Healthy School Meals Matter

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote soon on a funding bill that would seriously set-back the progress being made to improve the quality and nutritional value of foods sold in schools.  With 90% of schools successfully meeting the common-sense nutrition standards for school meals, we must fight for the progress to continue.  Tell your Representative to put children's health before politics! 

Tell the FDA to Regulate All Tobacco Products

The FDA recently proposed a new rule that would extend regulations to all tobacco products, including cigars, electronic cigarettes, pipe tobacco, hookah tobacco, nicotine gels and dissolvables.  The proposed rule contains important requirements: manufacturers would have to disclose ingredient lists for their products and include warning labels on product packages and advertisements- and the sale of these products would be banned to anyone under the age of 18.  Additionally, we're asking the FDA to prohibit the use of candy and fruit flavorings in tobacco products that attract children and restrict the marketing of tobacco products to youth.  Send a message of support for these important regulations today!   

Urge Congress to Increase NIH Funding in the 2015 Budget

Encourage Congress to include NIH funding in the budgets for the next year. Medical research is an important issue for You're the Cure advocates, so help by sharing your thoughts with Congress today!

Tell the FDA It's Time for Updates To Nutrition Labels

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed updates to the 'Nutrition Facts' labels we see on food products and wants to know what the public thinks.  Will you join our chorus of heart-smart consumers telling the FDA we support changes that make it easier to compare products and make healthier choices?  The agency is now accepting public comments- and we’ve made it easy for you to add your voice!  Just fill in your info below to send a quick letter to FDA Commissioner Hamburg.   

Let's Make Physical Education Part of Every Student's School Day!

Regular, quality Physical Education (PE) in schools is critical to the health and academic success of today's students.  With childhood obesity affecting one in three children, more needs to be done to increase physical activity where kids live, learn, and play.  Right now, Congress can help improve PE in our nation's schools by passing the Fitness Integrated with Teaching (FIT) Kids Act.  Send a quick message today to ask your legislators to step-up for FIT Kids!