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Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Fwd: Healthy School Meals for All Outreach Request

Hi all,

See below for an action alert to support the MI Healthy School Meals for All campaign. There's a link (highlighted in yellow) below where you can easily contact your representatives to share your support for the bill. Please share widely!


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From: Collin McDonough <>
Date: Mon, Jun 12, 2023 at 9:34 AM
Subject: Healthy School Meals for All Outreach Request
To: Collin McDonough <>
Cc: Dela Cuesta, Allison <>, Downey, Bernadette <>, Vega, Carolyn <>, Thomas, Carolyn <>, Adkins, Lori <>, Ramiro Galvan <>

Good morning, all:


The Michigan Legislature is poised to move its budget bills this week, and we need your help. The budget recommendations for the Executive, House, and Senate all included $160 million for Healthy School Meals for All, and we need to ensure that funding is prioritized as they work in conference committees. Below, you will find a link to a pre-written response that allows you to enter your information and send it out to your relevant members of the state House and Senate. Please feel free to make this your own, add stories, or include any additional information you feel is relevant.


Additionally, the members of the House and Senate conference committees that will work on the school aid budget were announced. In the House, these members include Reps. Weiss (, Morgan (, and DeBoer ( The Senate committee is Sens. Camilleri (, Polehanki (, and Bumstead ( I encourage you to reach out at the emails listed and share your stories/thoughts. Feel free to copy and paste the text from the website alert.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. Thank you all in advance.


Action Item - contact your lawmakers: Urge Lawmakers to Support Funding Healthy School Meals for All (


To sign up for updates about the campaign: 

Learn More About Michigan Healthy School Meals for All

The American Heart Association, No Kid Hungry Michigan and The School Nutrition Association of Michigan are working together with other stakeholders to make permanent Healthy School Meals for All a reality in the state of Michigan. They are collecting information from groups and individuals to ensure all stakeholders and interested parties can stay informed and involved. They are also encouraging people to share stories about how school meals have affected them, their families, or their students.


Collin McDonough

Michigan Government Relations Director

American Heart Association

M 231.675.4326



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