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Jillian Pushes Congress for Healthier School Lunches

Jillian MichaelsThe tough trainer on The Biggest Loser, Jillian Michaels, is taking on public school lunches. To help fight childhood obesity, she’s urging congress to pass the Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act. The bill will get schools to serve more fruits, veggies and other plant-based meal options.

“I’m writing to you with a request that just might put me out of business,” writes Jillian on “I want you to help fight childhood obesity so that fewer people will need to go through the difficult process of shedding excess pounds. More than a third of America’s children are now overweight or obese.”

But Jillian isn’t acting alone. She’s urging all her fans and followers to also write to their local representatives in congress, urging them to pass the act.

“When students go from health class to the school cafeteria, the lessons they just learned should be reflected in the lunch line. They should see fruits, vegetables, and vegetarian meal options naturally low in fat and free of cholesterol. They shouldn’t be forced to load up on processed meat and other high-fat, high-sodium foods that could harm their health.”

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September 17th, 2010

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Aleya Bamdad

It's great that she's fighting for healthier lunches, but we should push more activity as well because activity is just as important as diet. We can learn from a program called Recess Rocks which makes activity fun and engaging for kids so that they stick to it and use it in their everyday lives. With these two factors working together n the schools, our children are sure to lead healthier lives and hopefully child obesity will go down.

posted Sep 20th, 2010 1:24 pm


Go Jillian!

posted Sep 17th, 2010 10:03 am


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