I’m guessing that there aren’t too many members of Congress who’ve ever had to worry about whether their kids were getting healthy, nutritious food. Is that why many don’t care about the issue — because they’ve had no personal experience with it and can’t get their heads around the idea that there truly are hard-working people who can’t afford decent food?
Maybe Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey experienced the challenges of feeding her children nutritious food — her official bio makes no secret of the fact that she is the first former welfare mother ever to be elected to Congress. But as many on Capitol Hill scoff at the idea that the federal government should have a role in making sure that our children — especially the 16 million who are classified as undernourished — are served healthy meals in schools and day care facilities, there’s fortunately one high profile chef advocating for passage of the Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act.
To that I say, “Go Chef Tom!”
I’m talking a little more about how celebrities like Tom Colicchio and others are joining forces with lawmakers to make our country better for hungry and homeless children at my weekly column at The Stir, Speaker of the House!
And thanks to Mike Kruger in Congressman George Miller’s office for the video and info on the Act!