Nutrition

September 8, 2011 — Gluten free food labeling
Comments to the FDA on proposed guideline for gluten free labeling

July 19, 2007 — Labeling and regulating foods with artificial trans fats
Testimony to King County Board of Health in support of proposed nutrition labeling and regulating foods containing artificial trans fats.

March 23, 2006 — "Access to Local Foods and School Gardens," Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act
To the U.S. Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, urging support for a $5 million appropriation to implement “Access to Local Foods and School Gardens,” Section 122 of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act.

May 18, 2004 — Amend the National School Lunch Act
Thank you to Rep. Jim McDermott for signing on as a co-sponsor of HR 2987, to amend the National School Lunch Act to improve the quality of school food choices.

March 3, 2004 — Quality of foods from vending machines, cafeterias, fund-raisers and other school venues
To all U.S. Congressional representatives from Washington State to improve the nutritional quality of foods sold out of vending machines, cafeterias, fund-raisers and other venues at schools.

March 12, 2003 — Improving school food choices
Thank you to Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles, re: support of good efforts to improve school food choices.

December 19, 2002 — Irradiated meat in National School Lunch program
To USDA, Livestock & Seed Programs; re: irradiated meat in National School Lunch program.

April 6, 2001 — Food safety and consumer choice in school lunch program
Thank you to USDA Secretary Ann Veneman for support of food safety and consumer choice in school lunch program.

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