On April 23, chefs from across the country traveled to Washington to ask Congress to eliminate the overuse of antibiotics in meat and poultry production.
On April 16, more than 50 moms, dads, chefs, farmers, and pediatricians came to Washington to call on Congress and the Obama administration to protect the public from superbugs by eliminating the overuse of antibiotics in food animal production.
Students at Sherwood High School in Montgomery County, MD enjoy a variety of filling lunch options every day.
On May 15, the Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming and the American Academy of Pediatrics hosted a Supermoms Against Superbugs Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C., to celebrate and unite these individuals across America who are living this issue and working to preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics for their children and families.
On May 21, the Healthy Schools Campaign and the U.S. Department of Education hosted the finals of "Cooking Up Change" in Washington, D.C. Student teams from six American cities took part in the contest to see who could create a great-tasting lunch that met nutrition standards on a tight budget.
Each school day, cafeteria staff in the West New York, NJ, School District prepare safe and healthy meals that meet high nutrition standards for thousands of students.
Americans' appetite for imported food has expanded dramatically over the past few decades. For each of the past seven years, food imports have grown by an average of 10 percent. Currently, between 10 and 15 percent of all food consumed by U.S. households is imported. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, nearly two-thirds of the fruits and vegetables and 80 percent of seafood consumed domestically come from outside the United States.