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 1325 signatures
Number Date Name Location
1325 4 weeks ago Kapil Khatter Ottawa, ON
1324 1 month ago Anonymous Kennebunk, ME
1323 1 month ago Kathleen Verner Denver, CO
1322 2 months ago Beatriz Cordero Brooklyn NY, NY
1321 3 months ago Reta Tyree Ventura, CA Dear USDA, I object to my children being subject to commercial messages in school. I know that schools are pressured by the need for funding and this is a shame, but they have a right to be protect...
1320 3 months ago Anne Marquardt Belmont, CA
1319 3 months ago Anonymous bellingham, WA
1318 4 months ago Laura Ghiron Davis, CA
1317 4 months ago Anonymous La Canada, CA
1316 5 months ago Brandy Todd Fort Wayne , IN
1315 6 months ago sherry lyons chelsea, MA
1314 6 months ago Angella Beardsley Grand Blanc, MI
1313 6 months ago Anonymous DeKalb, IL Face facts: schools should be commercial-free!
1312 6 months ago Taylor Youngblood Austin, TX
1311 6 months ago dan oconnell rutland, VT The most non-critical students will rhink "This [ garbage ] must be good to eat, School said so."
1310 6 months ago Anonymous Washington, DC Please don't sell our children to corporate marketers.
1309 6 months ago Michael Callaway Upland, CA
1308 6 months ago Anonymous Arlington, MA
1307 7 months ago Anonymous Hamilton, ON
1306 7 months ago Azadeh Block Pittsburgh, PA
1305 7 months ago mary napoli hummelstown, PA
1304 7 months ago Lynda Willson Shelburne Falls, MA
1303 7 months ago stef tousignant San Francisco, CA
1302 7 months ago Julie Ross Dallas, TX
1301 7 months ago Kristen Koss Tulsa, OK
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