FOOD DAY PETITION (citizens): Support Farm Bill to Promote Healthy Food

Alert Source: 
Prevention Institute
Oct 13 2011 - 2:57pm

Sign On to California's Food Day Farm Bill Petition >>> CLICK HERE 

California needs a Farm Bill that bolsters our health, agricultural industry, economy, and environment, while keeping equity and sustainability at the forefront.

Sign a Food Day petition to tell California’s leaders you want healthy and sustainable food policy!

PETITION to support a federal Farm Bill that promotes healthy food, environmental sustainability and good jobs 

CITIZENS PETITION: To sign-on as an individual to the Food Day CA Farm Bill Petition – please click here
(OR: alternate link to Food Day Farm Bill Petition)

ORGANIZATION PETITION: If your organization would like to sign this Petition for a Farm Bill that Promotes Healthy Food, please send your organization’s name, along with the first and last name of an organizational representative, to


Congress is about to make key decisions about food and farm policy. Tell Governor Brown and California’s Congressional delegation to stand up for healthy food and healthy farms today!

As Congress debates budget priorities and writes a new Food and Farm Bill, I urge you to fully support policies, programs and legislation that encourage healthy diets, provide greater access to healthy food and beverages in schools and communities, promote conservation practices on farms, foster the next generation of farmers and ranchers and build thriving local, sustainable food systems. Smart spending policies today will reduce health-care costs, protect local farmland and the environment, create new jobs and generate economic opportunities for farmers, ranchers, rural and urban communities.

Please support a new Food and Farm Bill in line with today’s needs. In the last century, the bill successfully ensured an abundant supply of cheap but often lower-quality calories. In this century, it must support healthier diets, promote diverse, sustainable and resilient farming systems and help eliminate hunger.

I urge you to:

  • Support full funding for programs that increase economic opportunities for small and mid-sized farms and ranches and increase consumers’ access to local, healthful and sustainable/organic food.
  • Protect and strengthen USDA nutrition assistance programs that fight hunger and improve nutrition.
  • Increase access to and affordability of healthy foods and beverages in underserved communities and promote healthier diets for all Americans, especially children.
  • Maintain full funding for agriculture conservation, research and extension programs.


Strategic Alliance and Prevention Institute have joined forces with California Food and Justice Coalition, California Food Policy Advocates, California Center for Public Health Advocacy, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture, Community Alliance with Family Farmers, Ecological Farming Association, Environmental Working Group, Food and Water Watch, Hunger Action LA, Orange County Food Access Coalition, Organic Consumers Association, Pesticide Action Network, PolicyLink, Public Health Institute, Roots of Change, Slow Food Bay Area, Slow Food Los Angeles and others to help thousands of Californians make their voices heard to our elected officials on critical food and agriculture issues.