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 1316 signatures
Number Date Name Location
1316 4 days ago Brandy Todd Fort Wayne , IN
1315 3 weeks ago valerie gaimon Austin, TX
1314 1 month ago sherry lyons chelsea, MA
1313 1 month ago Angella Beardsley Grand Blanc, MI
1312 1 month 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 2 months ago Anonymous Mesa, AZ
1305 2 months ago Anonymous Hamilton, ON
1304 2 months ago Nancy Artz Cumberland, ME
1303 2 months ago Azadeh Block Pittsburgh, PA
1302 3 months ago mary napoli hummelstown, PA
1301 3 months ago Lynda Willson Shelburne Falls, MA
1300 3 months ago stef tousignant San Francisco, CA
1299 3 months ago Julie Ross Dallas, TX
1298 3 months ago Kristen Koss Tulsa, OK
1297 3 months ago Howard Cohen Palo Alto, CA
1296 3 months ago Jennifer Gamble Raleigh, NC
1295 3 months ago Robin Plummer Saratoga Springs, UT
1294 3 months ago Anonymous Chester Springs, PA
1293 3 months ago Tara King Tacoma, WA
1292 3 months ago judy rhodes marion, NC Any kind of advertising/marketing is harmful to teaching critical thinking skills.
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