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Food Policy Action Statement on Child Nutrition Bill

Food Policy Action Statement on Child Nutrition Bill

By | December 7th, 2016 | FPA Blogs & News, Press Releases - Food Policy Action |


FPA Cofounder Tom Colicchio Calls News “Beyond Outrageous” “Yesterday’s disappointing announcement that the child nutrition bill is not happening this Congress is beyond outrageous,” said Tom Colicchio, cofounder of Food Policy Action, food advocate, and chef. “It’s already been over a year since the bipartisan Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act expired. Congress continues to fail…


FPA Cofounder Tom Colicchio Calls News "Beyond Outrageous" "Yesterday's disappointing announcement that the child nutrition bill is not happening this C...

FPA Cofounder Tom Colicchio Calls News “Beyond Outrageous”

“Yesterday’s disappointing announcement that the child nutrition bill is not happening this Congress is beyond outrageous,” said Tom Colicchio, cofounder of Food Policy Action, food advocate, and chef. “It’s already been over a year since the bipartisan Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act expired. Congress continues to fail hungry kids, letting the health and well-being of students fall victim to politics. This proves yet again why we must elect more good food champions in office – we need elected leaders who will put children’s health, nutrition and education ahead of petty partisanship.”

Food Policy Action Applauds Maggie Hassan Win

Food Policy Action Applauds Maggie Hassan Win

By | November 10th, 2016 | FPA Blogs & News, Press Releases - Food Policy Action |


Group endorsed Hassan as a stronger food champion for New Hampshire and the 115th Congress Today, the co-founders of Food Policy Action (FPA), an organization dedicated to educating the public about the votes their elected leaders take on critically important food issues, applauded Maggie Hassan on her win as the next U.S. Senator for New…


Group endorsed Hassan as a stronger food champion for New Hampshire and the 115th Congress Today, the co-founders of Food Policy Action (FPA), an organi...

Group endorsed Hassan as a stronger food champion for New Hampshire and the 115th Congress

Today, the co-founders of Food Policy Action (FPA), an organization dedicated to educating the public about the votes their elected leaders take on critically important food issues, applauded Maggie Hassan on her win as the next U.S. Senator for New Hampshire.

“We congratulate Senator-elect Hassan on her win this week,” said Tom Colicchio, Food Policy Action Co-Founder, food advocate and chef. “Food matters in elections, and voters in New Hampshire made their voices heard for ‘no more rotten food policies’ – this win reflects that. We will continue to arm the public with information to hold their elected officials accountable for their food policy record.”

“Voters care about these issues and want to help fix our out of balance food system. Food is connected to every critical issue facing our nation, and how Members of Congress vote on related policies has a tremendous impact on our food system up and down the food chain. We congratulate Maggie Hassan for her win, and we look forward to working with her in the next Congress to change our food system for the better,” said Ken Cook, Food Policy Action Board Chairman and Co-Founder.

Food Policy Action Applauds Josh Gottheimer Win

Food Policy Action Applauds Josh Gottheimer Win

By | November 10th, 2016 | FPA Blogs & News, Press Releases - Food Policy Action |


Group helped defeat Scott Garrett; secured stronger food champion for New Jersey and the 115th Congress Today, the co-founders of Food Policy Action (FPA), an organization dedicated to educating the public about the votes their elected leaders take on critically important food issues, applauded Josh Gottheimer on his win in New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District….


Group helped defeat Scott Garrett; secured stronger food champion for New Jersey and the 115th Congress Today, the co-founders of Food Policy Action (FP...

Group helped defeat Scott Garrett; secured stronger food champion for New Jersey and the 115th Congress

Today, the co-founders of Food Policy Action (FPA), an organization dedicated to educating the public about the votes their elected leaders take on critically important food issues, applauded Josh Gottheimer on his win in New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District.

“We congratulate Josh Gottheimer on his win this week. Food matters in elections,” said Tom Colicchio, Food Policy Action Co-Founder, food advocate and chef. “Voters in New Jersey made their voices heard and said ‘no more rotten food policies’. They want their elected officials to support a food system that promotes nutrition, food safety, and ending hunger – this win reflect that. We will continue to arm the public with information to hold their elected officials accountable for their food policy record.”

“Voters care about these issues and want to help fix our out of balance food system.Food is connected to every critical issue facing our nation, and how Members of Congress vote on related policies has a tremendous impact on our food system up and down the food chain. We congratulate Josh Gottheimer for his win, and we look forward to working with him in the next Congress to change our food system for the better,” said Ken Cook, Food Policy Action Board Chairman and Co-Founder.

Food Policy Action devoted significant resources in New Jersey’s 5th Congressional race as part of a nationwide half-million dollar effort to hold elected officials accountable for their votes on food policy. In addition to polling, the organization conducted a targeted voter persuasion and turnout program –  including canvassing, telephone calls, mail and digital ads – throughout the 2016 election cycle to get voters to elect more food champions to Congress.

Food Policy Action Releases Political Ads

Food Policy Action Releases Political Ads

By | October 27th, 2016 | FPA Blogs & News, Press Releases - Food Policy Action |


Ads Target Women Voters in Three States to Unseat Representatives Blum, Garrett, and Valadao WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 27, 2016) – Today, Food Policy Action, an organization dedicated to educating the public about the votes their elected leaders take on critically important food issues, released the group’s digital ads and mail pieces targeting its top three…


Ads Target Women Voters in Three States to Unseat Representatives Blum, Garrett, and Valadao WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 27, 2016) – Today, Food Policy Act...

Ads Target Women Voters in Three States to Unseat Representatives Blum, Garrett, and Valadao

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 27, 2016) – Today, Food Policy Action, an organization dedicated to educating the public about the votes their elected leaders take on critically important food issues, released the group’s digital ads and mail pieces targeting its top three races in the 2016 campaign cycle. The organization has devoted significant resources in these races as part of a larger, half-million dollar effort to hold elected officials accountable for the votes they make related to food safety, quality, accessibility, and sustainability.

“Congressmen Blum, Garrett and Valadao all have dangerous track records of voting against sensible food policy and have repeatedly made choices that are harmful to children, seniors, families, veterans and small farmers,” said Claire Benjamin DiMattina, Executive Director of Food Policy Action. “Their records are awful. With these ads, we’re letting voters know where their candidates stand on critical food issues and reminding voters just how important food votes are to each constituency.”

Food Policy Action is conducting a targeted voter persuasion and turnout program, including telephone calls, mail and digital ads, focused on persuading women voters in three states.

FPA’s ads in New Jersey remind women voters that food safety and the safe use of antibiotics in animals are critical to public health, and their current representative, Scott Garrett disregards these issues and is putting their health and district in danger. Their Iowa ads remind women that we need food champions in Congress. The ads let them know that Monica Vernon is who will stand up for the health of Iowans and protect the vital safety nets that ensure our families, children and veterans have access to healthy and affordable food. In California, FPA lays out the facts on Valadao’s pitiful record on food policies and his Trump-like stances. The ads let voters know that Emilio Huerta understands their values and will protect the vital programs that allow them to feed their families and protect the sustainability of our food and agriculture systems.

View the ads here: http://foodpolicyaction.org/2016-food-policy-action-ads/

“Food is political and we need more food champions in Congress,” said DiMattina. “Investing in these races is part of that commitment. Food is connected to every critical issue facing our nation, and FPA will continue to fight to get more leaders who will prioritize better food policy in Congress.”

Paid for by Food Policy Action, www.foodpolicyaction.org, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

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Our mission is to highlight the importance of food policy and to promote policies that support healthy diets, reduce hunger at home and abroad, improve food access and affordability, uphold the rights and dignity of food and farm workers, increase transparency, improve public health, reduce the risk of food-borne illness, support local and regional food systems, protect and maintain sustainable fisheries, treat farm animals humanely and reduce the environmental impact of farming and food production. Food Policy Action promotes positive policies through education and publication of the National Food Policy Scorecard.

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