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Hugh Jackman Protests Unhealthy School Lunches

Hugh Jackman Protests Unhealthy School Lunches

Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness pick up their adorable daughter Ava, 5, from school in NYC’s West Village on Thursday (September 23).

The 41-year-old Aussie actor recently wrapped up his new boxing flick, Real Steel, with Evangeline Lilly and Karl Yune.

Hugh recently wrote a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asking her to make sure the Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act is voted on and passed this month. As a father of two, we’re sure the health of his kids is always on his mind. What a great dad Hugh is!!!

Click inside to read Hugh‘s full letter provided to


“Dear Speaker Pelosi,

“As a parent, I am extremely concerned about the skyrocketing rates of obesity, diabetes, and other serious health problems we’re seeing in children today. I am writing to ask you to take quick action to improve nutritional standards for school meals. Please ensure that H.R. 5504, the Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act, is voted on and passed this month.

“This crucial legislation would help schools serve more plant-based foods — fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes — because these foods have been shown to help children maintain a healthy weight and avoid disease. Schools should be able to purchase low-cost fruits and vegetables, and they should also have access to vegetarian entree options.

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“No school should have to serve high-fat pepperoni pizza and hot dogs just because it can’t afford more healthful meals. Out children deserve better. When kids are introduced to healthy foods at an early age, they are more likely to make healthy good choices throughout their lives.

“Please do everything in your power to pass this improved child nutrition legislation. Better school lunches are critical to keeping the next generation healthy and fit.

Hugh Jackman

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Credit: Gardiner Anderson; Photos: Flynetonline, Bauergriffinonline
Posted to: Ava Jackman, Celebrity Babies, Deborra Lee Furness, Hugh Jackman

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  • rhonda

    this is JUST an effort to unionize school food workers, don’t be fooled by the “do-gooders” If they truly cared about nutrition they wouldn’t be taken 8 billion dollars out of the food stamp program for Moochie Obama’s move your fat ass program. This is A SEIU Program!

  • criss

    love him!! so hot and such a good human being!!

  • ALEX

    I’m glad Hugh and dhis wife chose to protest the crappy school cafeteria food. As a child I had to deal with the crappiest food. Food in jail is better.

  • Kaze

    Well said Mr.Jackman, the persuasive power of celebrity is proven.
    And who (as usual) will take advantage of the opportunity to insult his wife
    Look this picture:

  • Sheila

    Thank you Hugh. I agree with you. You are a fine example of a parent and human being. We need more like you in this world. Thank you for all you do and keep up the good work! We love and appreciate you.

  • just an anon

    Jamie Oliver did a series of specials on something similar and most people laughed at him. Jamie is totally 100 per cent right.

  • Martine

    People laughing?! I wonder if they laugh even while having a diabetic coma or an ictus and if they are aware of condemning their children to a life of illness. A little common sense by all people is required.

  • OooLaLa

    How cute is this family? Good job Mr. Jackman.

  • zzzz

    Jamie and Hugh are right-school lunches are not healthy and junk food shouldn’t be served. Like Jamie said, “French fries are not a vegetable.”
    I can’t wait to see Evangeline Lilly in a movie!

  • to rhonda

    and here i thought that you, and your right wing hatred, had left the Just Jared threads forever. so you don’t want us to take money out of the food stamp program to provide proper nutrition for children. why, rhonda. is it because that would mean that YOU might have to give up some of your food stamps. is that it?? God forbid that anyone should put children before you. but hey, i have a better idea. we’ll just take the 8 billion out of the military budget.

  • to rhonda

    please rhonda, be a good little snake. crawl back under your rock

  • rhonda

    I don’t get food stamps, thank you very much. More and more people are being forced into food stamps by the lack of JOBS! All I ask is that you think about these choices. All these people “do-good” for you. nowhere does it say Jackman sends his kids to pubic school. This is POLITICS, READ, something besides JJ and you will find that the SEIU union, which are big buddys with the ObamaThugs, are set to take over the school lunch program and it will be worth billions. Don’t be stuck on stupid.

    I told you people during election what the Obama were and look you liberals are finally figuring out you been duped. Hollywood and the news media are willing accomplices. Bet you can’t wait to see your “government” lunch. Enjoy

  • to rhonda

    god, you really are paranoid are’t you. here i was hoping that the reason you were off these boards is because you had finally gotten the psychiatric help you so desperately need. definitely need your anit-psychotic medications increased. you don’t get food stamps; silly me. it never occurred to me that you were educated enough to get a good paying job.

  • jj22

    What a loser!

  • Ihateph

    yes they need to get rid of all the extra junk because my kids rather buy doritos then by a real meal.. then the meals are a joke highly processed, ketchup and pickles are considered a serving of veggies..

  • Dayana

    Huge rocks… I mean, he really rocks.

  • laverdadduele

    Hugh is hot, but grandma is hideous! He could do so much better, if he wanted to.

  • NikkiUK


    Love, you are unbelievable this is a serious issue and the one thing you comment on his Hugh’s taste in a partner and who he fell in love with, just because he is hot who are you to say she is hideous that is a harsh thing to say to a person you do not know.
    Its not the outside shell that is inportant it is the character of the individual and if you are a caring person.
    Did you ever thing its those reasons why he feel in love and asked her to marry him? maybe she has a brilliant sense of humour that he likesand feel for her that way.
    People should think before they open their mouths to pass judgment on others! there is enough hate and prejudice in the world without you adding to it over something that does not matter in the first place and is coming off Catty and as well as petty.
    That is all I have to say.

  • Ella

    Well, obviously, he doesn´t want to because he LOVES her. He met her even before you even knew who Hugh Jackman is so just leave them alone.

  • LYNN

    Lately, my comments have not been showing. I dont know if is jj fault or what. I been sending comments to this website for 5ys now. I would like to know what is the deal.

  • LYNN

    You people do have my e-mail and could let me know why the previous comment did not pass and the last one where I asked why didnt it go through passed with flying colors. If my comments are not allowed to be seen, then I think that rhonda person comment should not be allowed to be seen caling the President and the people surrounding him thugs. That is just fine If you perfer not to have me on your website.

  • Robert

    @jj22: You’re a loser and with this comment you have proven to be a loser unequivocally. I bet you’re also hopelessly obese…

  • Nero 10 Download

    love him!! so hot and such a good human being!!

  • Critique

    It’s nice that he signed the letter, but in no way did he write it. It reads like it was written by some publicist at an organization that promotes healthly school lunches. Sure it’s a good cause, but let’s be honest, Hugh’s kids go to private school.

    And for those who don’t like Deborra-Lee’s appearance,
    what do YOU LOOK LIKE? Hmmm? You’re all shallow idiots!