The actress, who is grieving the loss of her son, urges support of the Child Nutrition Act

By Maureen Harrington
June 12, 2009 11:20 AM

Kelly Preston has been slowly starting the process of healing after the devastating loss of her 16-year-old son Jett earlier this year. But the actress decided to participate in a new campaign aimed at helping kids lead healthier lives. has a first look at Preston’s PSA in support of an enhanced Child Nutrition Act, which would mandate healthier food in federally funded school lunch programs.

“She saw past her family sorrow and agreed to help all kids,” says Bonnie Abaunza, VP of social action at Participant Media, which produced the PSA.

In the 60-second spot, she calls for hormone free milk and pesticide free fruits and veggies, and urges the public to support the Nutrition Act. The actress, who got involved at the request of her pal Anne Archer, ad-libbed the last line: “Is it just me or does it seem crazy that we have to demand these things?”

“She has a concerned mother’s eloquence,” says Abaunza of Preston, who is also mom to a 9-year-old daughter, Ella Bleu, with husband John Travolta.

Preston’s PSA will air online and on TV along with other celebrity PSAs, including ones featuring Ellen Page, Martin Sheen and Alyssa Milano.

The food safety concerns brought up in the PSA are also explored in the new documentary, Food, Inc., which opens in San Francisco, New York and L.A. on Friday.
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