Tell the USDA: Schools should be commercial-free

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has proposed new guidelines that could help limit junk food marketing in schools. It’s a laudable effort -- but there’s a problem. As written, the USDA’s guidelines inadvertently open the door for increased advertising and marketing in schools -- the first time any federal agency has done so.
 
The USDA is urging schools only to limit junk food marketing. By attempting to set a ceiling that prohibits advertising for unhealthy foods, the USDA may set a floor that opens the floodgates for many other types of marketing in schools, setting a dangerous precedent that goes far beyond food.

Please urge the USDA to encourage schools to prohibit all advertising by adding your name to the public comment below.


Please note: Comments and signatures may be published on the USDA’s website.

For more information, please visit http://www.commercialfreechildhood.org/action/usda-commercialfreeschools

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This petition has a goal of 2000 signatures
1-25 of 1315 signatures
Number Date Name Location
1315 5 days ago valerie gaimon Austin, TX
1314 2 weeks ago sherry lyons chelsea, MA
1313 4 weeks ago Angella Beardsley Grand Blanc, MI
1312 4 weeks ago Anonymous DeKalb, IL Face facts: schools should be commercial-free!
1311 1 month ago Taylor Youngblood Austin, TX
1310 1 month ago dan oconnell rutland, VT The most non-critical students will rhink "This [ garbage ] must be good to eat, School said so."
1309 1 month ago Anonymous Washington, DC Please don't sell our children to corporate marketers.
1308 1 month ago Michael Callaway Upland, CA
1307 1 month ago Anonymous Arlington, MA
1306 1 month ago Anonymous Mesa, AZ
1305 1 month ago Anonymous Hamilton, ON
1304 1 month ago Nancy Artz Cumberland, ME
1303 1 month ago Azadeh Block Pittsburgh, PA
1302 2 months ago mary napoli hummelstown, PA
1301 2 months ago Lynda Willson Shelburne Falls, MA
1300 2 months ago stef tousignant San Francisco, CA
1299 2 months ago Julie Ross Dallas, TX
1298 2 months ago Kristen Koss Tulsa, OK
1297 2 months ago Howard Cohen Palo Alto, CA
1296 2 months ago Jennifer Gamble Raleigh, NC
1295 2 months ago Robin Plummer Saratoga Springs, UT
1294 2 months ago Anonymous Chester Springs, PA
1293 2 months ago Tara King Tacoma, WA
1292 2 months ago judy rhodes marion, NC Any kind of advertising/marketing is harmful to teaching critical thinking skills.
1291 2 months ago Sam Misrie Portland, OR
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