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 1308 signatures
Number Date Name Location
1308 1 day ago Michael Callaway Upland, CA
1307 3 days ago Anonymous Arlington, MA
1306 3 days ago Anna Fisher Los Angeles, CA
1305 1 week ago Anonymous Mesa, AZ
1304 1 week ago Anonymous Hamilton, ON
1303 2 weeks ago Nancy Artz Cumberland, ME
1302 2 weeks ago Azadeh Block Pittsburgh, PA
1301 3 weeks ago mary napoli hummelstown, PA
1300 3 weeks ago Lynda Willson Shelburne Falls, MA
1299 3 weeks ago stef tousignant San Francisco, CA
1298 4 weeks ago Julie Ross Dallas, TX
1297 4 weeks ago Kristen Koss Tulsa, OK
1296 4 weeks ago Howard Cohen Palo Alto, CA
1295 4 weeks ago Jennifer Gamble Raleigh, NC
1294 4 weeks ago Robin Plummer Saratoga Springs, UT
1293 4 weeks ago Anonymous Chester Springs, PA
1292 1 month ago Tara King Tacoma, WA
1291 1 month ago judy rhodes marion, NC Any kind of advertising/marketing is harmful to teaching critical thinking skills.
1290 1 month ago Sam Misrie Portland, OR
1289 1 month ago Kami Rogers Weaverville, CA why are we exposing our children to lifelong health problems?
1288 1 month ago Charles Kleymeyer Arlington, VA Keep commercials out of schools!
1287 1 month ago Anonymous Worcester, MA
1286 1 month ago Nayeem Aslam Villa Park, IL
1285 1 month ago Kathy O'Regan Berkeley , CA
1284 1 month ago Anonymous Indianapolis, IN
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