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Students across the U.S. will be eating healthier beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. The government has created "The Smart Snacks In School" Nutrition Standard that will offer healthier snack foods for kids, while also limiting junk food served. Officials are hoping to make a dent in childhood obesity in a nation where one-third of kids who are under the age of 18 are considered overweight or obese. This will be the first nutritional overhaul of school snacks in more than 30 years.
Goal: 10,000 Progress: 7,954
Sponsored by: The Diabetes Site

It's an all-too-familiar scenario in classrooms or at home: an unhealthy treat is used to get kids to stay on their best behavior or to entice them to strive for the best. With a rising number of children being overweight and diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, it's no surprise these numbers are so daunting.

Sugar-packed candy and junk food loaded with salt offer cheap, easy, and effective rewards, but create bad eating habits at the most vulnerable stage of a child's growth. The availability of unhealthy foods is also linked to negative psychological effects on children who are obese or have weight issues—many make the connection that food means love or acceptance.

Sign the pledge for a healthier future.

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We should not support this trend of junk food rewards and must call attention to more health conscious social rewards. In doing so, we will be able to promote and instill healthy habits in our kids today. Making a change starts at home and in the classroom. Make a pledge to your family to live a healthier life and become a great example to your kids.

I pledge to...

  1. Make a healthy, home-cooked meal that I will eat with my family once or more a week
  2. Find time to do an outdoor or physical activity to promote the importance of exercise with my kids
  3. Make sure my children will have a packed lunch focusing on all important food groups
  4. Talk to my teacher about using alternate rewards, like stickers or fun activity time for good behavior or accomplishments
  5. Trade in candy rewards for trophies, plaques, ribbons, or certificates recognizing their achievements

Let's stop the promotion of unhealthy eating habits leading to a diabetes diagnosis in our kids!

Petition Signatures


Oct 20, 2017 Terri Lynch
Oct 16, 2017 Sandra Tucker
Oct 13, 2017 Eleonora De Giorgio
Oct 5, 2017 Melissa Bird
Sep 27, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 24, 2017 Traci Ball
Sep 21, 2017 Tedford Rose
Sep 21, 2017 Erik Bjarnar
Sep 21, 2017 Jan Marek
Sep 21, 2017 Robert Sandoval
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Sep 21, 2017 David Mora
Sep 21, 2017 robert dowling
Sep 21, 2017 Jennie deBeausset
Sep 21, 2017 William Sullivan
Sep 21, 2017 Steve Walker
Sep 5, 2017 Michael Williams
Sep 1, 2017 Barbora Jelinkova
Aug 24, 2017 Chris Miller
Aug 23, 2017 Diane M McCoy
Aug 16, 2017 Paola Moretti
Aug 15, 2017 Debbie Meadows
Aug 15, 2017 Rilla Heslin
Aug 14, 2017 Kathleen Forchelli
Aug 14, 2017 Virginia Lippert
Aug 14, 2017 Elizabeth McGowan
Aug 9, 2017 Gemma Eggleton
Aug 9, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 6, 2017 Ivy Slater
Aug 5, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 3, 2017 Aleasa Crary
Aug 3, 2017 Amanda Stogner
Aug 3, 2017 Karen Deckel
Aug 3, 2017 Tiffany Ash
Aug 2, 2017 Ananthanarayan Ramakrishnan
Aug 2, 2017 Robert .
Aug 2, 2017 Susannah Gelbart
Aug 2, 2017 Kim Zwicker
Aug 2, 2017 choky alvarez
Aug 2, 2017 Ernie Walters
Aug 2, 2017 Lucy-Nadya S
Aug 2, 2017 Frances Kramer
Aug 2, 2017 Mary Bost
Aug 2, 2017 Sharon Reardanz
Aug 2, 2017 Cynthia Marrs
Aug 2, 2017 D. C. Harris
Aug 2, 2017 Tatiana Hatzimarkos
Aug 2, 2017 Gina Bates We must STOP rewarding children with junk food & give them healthy alternatives!!
Aug 2, 2017 Delphine Costedoat
Aug 2, 2017 Diane Hughes

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