IOM to host public workshop on obesity solutions

December 3, 2013

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Roundtable on Obesity Solutions is inviting the public to attend its first workshop, “The Current State of Obesity Solutions in the United States.” Tues., Jan. […]

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First-ever census reveals growing popularity of Farm to School program

November 13, 2013

By Tim Carman More than 40 percent of the U.S. public school districts that responded to a historic census said they were participating in a program that helps bring fresh, local […]

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USDA: Small number of schools drop out of federal lunch program due to healthier requirements

October 11, 2013

By Mary Clare Jalonick The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says 524 schools — out of about 100,000 — have dropped out of the federally subsidized national school lunch program […]

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School cafeterias, vending machines trading sugar, fat for more healthful fare

October 7, 2013

By Lenny Bernstein Any parent who has fixed a nutritious school lunch only to find it untouched in a backpack the next morning will be heartened by new federal rules […]

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USDA awards contract to Chobani Greek yogurt for school lunch test

August 6, 2013

By Mark Weiner The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a contract to Chobani of Chenango County, N.Y., to supply four states with its Greek yogurt for a school lunch […]

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Webinar about new USDA school nutrition standards

July 23, 2013

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently finalized national school nutrition standards for vending, a la carte, school stores, and other foods sold outside the school meal programs. The National Alliance […]

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USDA’s new nutrition standards mean healthier food options in school vending machines and snack bars

July 3, 2013

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on June 27 that under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) new “Smart Snacks in School” nutrition standards, America’s students will be offered healthier food […]

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New, free USDA education materials show children how to make healthful food choices

July 2, 2013

Research shows that students with healthful eating patterns tend to do better in school, and it’s important that children begin learning about food and nutrition when they’re young. In support […]

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New report highlights effects of USDA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program in schools

April 22, 2013

A March 2013 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service’s Office of Research and Analysis explores new evaluation results of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program […]

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Strict school lunch standards tied to healthy weight

April 11, 2013

By Andrew M. Seaman Strict school lunch standards that are similar to new regulations from the U.S. government may be tied to healthier body weights among students, according to a […]

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