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Letter: Applauding LAUSD for Giving Students Healthy Food Options

Nicole J. Jones, a volunteer with the American Heart Association, writes a letter to the editor about food services in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

To the Editor,

As a volunteer of the American Heart Association, I am pleased to hear that the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has taken an important step toward creating a generation of healthier Americans by passing a resolution to monitor and improve the quality of food and nutrition on school grounds.[http://brentwood.patch.com/articles/l-a-school-menus-to-keep-aiming-high-in-childhood-obesity-fight] With mass marketing and media messaging targeting our youth, many children are inclined to pass up nutritious fruits and vegetables for unhealthier options.

LAUSD’s move will make it easier for students to have access to healthy meals. In addition to making healthier food and beverages available, LAUSD is also increasing the time limits that children have during meal time. The American Heart Association’s mission is building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. I applaud LAUSD for bringing us closer to this mission by continuing to lead in the fight against childhood obesity. 

Sincerely,

Nicole J. Jones
Los Angeles

Linda Lucks December 20, 2012 at 07:30 AM
Bravo to LAUSD Representative Steve Zimmer for authorizing the resolution to allow more time for lunch and for encouraging gardening as part of the curriculum for our schools.
Sigmund Freud December 20, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Linda Lucks is an expert on being out to lunch.
Spirit Of Venice December 20, 2012 at 07:16 PM
"Sigmund Freud" only has 1 post, his pointless insult of Linda Lucks. The "Blue Meanies" (remember Yellow Submarine? The guys who ate roses instead of smelling them?) strike again. One of the prices we pay for preserving Freedom Of Speech is that it allows malicious and hateful morons to say mean-spirited, untrue and unkind things anytime they want. It is up to YOU to see them for who they are and to see what they say for what it really is. - Thanks, Linda Lucks, for decades of selfless, devoted service to your beloved community of Venice.
Anna Freud January 03, 2013 at 11:52 PM
Spirit Of Venice is way out to lunch.
Anna Freud January 03, 2013 at 11:56 PM
I concur with the analysis of Sigmund Freud, that Linda Lucks is out to lunch.

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