Celebs Join the Fight for Better School Lunches
June 24, 2010
by Kate Goodin
It's not just moms and dads who advocate better school lunches for our kids. Celebrities -- even those who aren't parents -- have made their stance known and joined the fight.
Rachael Ray recently lobbied Congress in person for a bump in school lunch reimbursement rates. Now, celebs are advocating for better school lunches the old fashioned way: writing a letter to Congressman George Miller, Chairman of the Healthy School Meals Act of 2010. Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi penned a joint letter, and Scarlett Johansson and Sarah Silverman have written letters, too. Michelle Obama continues to be a huge proponent of the cause with her Let's Move! campaign.
School lunches have permeated other aspects of celeb culture as well. A recent Top Chef challenge was to create a school lunch, spending only $2.68 per kid (the same amount allotted by the federal government, but after labor and other costs are taken out, it's really less than $1).
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