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Food, Inc. Social Action Campaign News Update

The signature initiative of the Food, Inc. Social Action campaign was the Child Nutrition Reauthorization.  It was passed by Congress in December 2010 and we’ve been waiting for the USDA to implement the soda and junk ban that we supporterd, along with new school nutrition guidelines ever since. The nutrition standards have been a huge priority to nutrition organizations (this was the “french fries as a vegetable” controversy). We’ve posted Facebook updates and email alerts for over a year now to our supporters, and the groups we worked with acknowledged that our support was critical to spreading their message/petitions to the USDA. Today, the USDA announced new nutrition guidelines which our campaign associate CSPI called “One of the Most Important Advancements in Nutrition in Decades.” Details here: http://cspinet.org/new/201201251.html