Healthy kids campaign under way

October 6, 2011
by Sarah Gilbert
South Charlotte Weekly

Volunteers with the Charlotte affiliate of the American Heart Association have launched a lobbying campaign encouraging lawmakers to adopt stricter standards for foods sold in schools.

The “You’re the Cure for Healthy Kids – What’s On Your Plate?” campaign began at the Greater Charlotte Heart Walk in uptown Charlotte on Sept. 17. Organizers helped participants decorate paper plates in support of raising standards for school nutrition, which they will deliver to state legislators in Raleigh.

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