NCHR Comments on CPSC Priorities for FY2021/2022

April 2020. We want to start by emphasizing two issues involving chemicals in products that affect our and our children’s health, (1) artificial turf and playground surfaces and equipment, and (2) organohalogen flame retardants. We will also briefly discuss sport and recreational helmets, sleep-related products for infants, furniture stability, home elevators, and liquid nicotine packaging. All these issues should be CPSC priorities.

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National Center for Health Research’s Public Comments on Simplifying Meal Service and Monitoring Requirements in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs

The recently proposed changes would drastically weaken school nutrition by creating large loopholes in school nutrition requirements. Despite claiming that the goal is to offer “greater ability to offer wholesome, nutritious, and appealing meals to students,” the result of these guidelines would be to seriously harm children’s access to healthy food options. Therefore, we strongly disagree with the proposed changes to school nutrition requirements. 

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