Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Update from The Washington Post:

Within 24 hours of the signs' appearance, the White House asked the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine to take down the ads....The Physicians Committee has declined to take down the posters.

From The Today Show:

On posters plastered near the Capitol in Washington, D.C., 8-year-old Jasmine Messiah makes a plea to have more vegetables and fruits appear on lunch menus in public schools.

Whether you think it's fair or not, there is a campaign out there to get more money for better school lunches. The White House has not commented on the poster, or the campaign.

The posters that began popping up this week near the Capitol in Washington, D.C., have little Jasmine beams at the camera with her arms crossed and shares this message: “President Obama’s daughters get healthy school lunches. Why don’t I?”

The posters are part of a campaign that will run through the month of August in an effort to influence Congress to reform the Child Nutrition Act, which dictates the nutritional content of lunches in public schools. Masterminded by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, the campaign seeks to have more vegetables, fruits and low-fat vegetarian options appear on school-lunch menus.