On Wednesday, June 24, former iconic DAYS star Deidre Hall (ex-Marlena) attended a press conference regarding the Child Nutrition Promotion and School Lunch Protection Act at the Reserve Officers Association in Washington, D.C. The lovely star attended along with her 16-year-old son David Sohmer, actress Andrea Bowen of Desperate Housewives
, and U.S. Senator Tom Harkin. She delivered the Child Nutrition Act petition with 50,000 signatures and also spent a great deal of time discussing it with multiple representatives, including Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid.
As a parent herself, Deidre is an advocate for healthier food in school lunches and thus is very passionate about this petition. Kudos to Deidre for getting so involved in trying to obtain healthier lunches in schools for our kids!
If you would like to check out the photo gallery of Deidre's visit, the press release on Healthy School Food Brigade Advocacy Day, or to view and sign the Child Nutrition Act reauthorization petition, visit the Take Part website.
Pictured: Deidre Hall as Dr. Marlena Evans Black
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