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 1311 signatures
Number Date Name Location
1311 6 days ago Taylor Youngblood Austin, TX
1310 6 days ago dan oconnell rutland, VT The most non-critical students will rhink "This [ garbage ] must be good to eat, School said so."
1309 7 days ago Anonymous Washington, DC Please don't sell our children to corporate marketers.
1308 1 week ago Michael Callaway Upland, CA
1307 1 week ago Anonymous Arlington, MA
1306 3 weeks ago Anonymous Mesa, AZ
1305 3 weeks ago Anonymous Hamilton, ON
1304 3 weeks ago Nancy Artz Cumberland, ME
1303 3 weeks ago Azadeh Block Pittsburgh, PA
1302 1 month ago mary napoli hummelstown, PA
1301 1 month ago Lynda Willson Shelburne Falls, MA
1300 1 month ago stef tousignant San Francisco, CA
1299 1 month ago Julie Ross Dallas, TX
1298 1 month ago Kristen Koss Tulsa, OK
1297 1 month ago Howard Cohen Palo Alto, CA
1296 1 month ago Jennifer Gamble Raleigh, NC
1295 1 month ago Robin Plummer Saratoga Springs, UT
1294 1 month ago Anonymous Chester Springs, PA
1293 1 month ago Tara King Tacoma, WA
1292 1 month ago judy rhodes marion, NC Any kind of advertising/marketing is harmful to teaching critical thinking skills.
1291 1 month ago Sam Misrie Portland, OR
1290 1 month ago Kami Rogers Weaverville, CA why are we exposing our children to lifelong health problems?
1289 1 month ago Charles Kleymeyer Arlington, VA Keep commercials out of schools!
1288 1 month ago Anonymous Worcester, MA
1287 1 month ago Kathy O'Regan Berkeley , CA
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