Latest Child Nutrition Act Stories

2014-06-10 08:32:22

MINNEAPOLIS, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota School Nutrition Association (MSNA) is urging Minnesota's Members of Congress to support the House Fiscal Year 2015 Agriculture Appropriations Bill, scheduled for a vote this week, and provide schools the flexibility they need to plan healthy meals that students will eat. MSNA represents 2900 school nutrition professionals who know firsthand how new federal regulations have impacted school menus, student acceptance of...

2011-03-01 08:45:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The got breakfast?® Foundation has issued its Request for Application (RFA) for its second annual Silent Hero Grant Program to award participants in Summer Nutrition Programs. Grants up to $5,000 will be awarded to public schools, non-profit private schools, local governments, National Youth Sports Programs or 501c(3) non-profit organizations to create, support and expand Summer Nutrition Program. The grant monies can be used...

2011-02-08 11:24:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As 'Let's Move!' marks its first anniversary, we can celebrate the campaign's achievements, large and small, in activating citizens, businesses, government officials and public health groups for an initiative that will ultimately turn the tide on childhood obesity. Never before has there been such a coordinated effort between all of the government agencies to address an issue which is so important to the future health of our nation. The...

2010-12-02 15:16:00

Senate Child Nutrition Bill a Step Forward but Congress Must Do More to Help Schools Fight Obesity with Healthy Vegetarian Options WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Congress finalizes child nutrition reauthorization legislation, doctors with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) are urging lawmakers and President Obama to find additional ways to reduce fat and cholesterol in school lunches and give every child access to healthy vegetarian meals....

2010-11-24 05:35:00

School lunch programs could help reverse the negative effects of food scarcity on the academic performance of teens, according to a new study published Monday. The researchers said the government food-assistance programs could help break the cycle of poverty in which poor children go hungry, receive poor grades, don't advance to college and fail to escape their socioeconomic status, which results in their children repeating the cycle. "Food insecurity is more problematic in the long term if...

2010-09-21 14:55:00

WASHINGTON, Sept 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 100 retired generals and admirals released an open letter to Congress today calling on the House and Senate leadership to move before September 30 to pass a child nutrition bill to help reduce child obesity and expand the pool of young adults qualified for military service. To view the open letter, go to www.missionreadiness.org. The national security organization MISSION: READINESS released the open letter to Congress during a...

2010-09-15 09:25:00

WOODBURY, N.Y., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the got breakfast?® Foundation announced its third round of Silent Hero Grants to award up to $50,000 in grants to public schools, non-profit private schools and non-profit organizations participating in the national School Breakfast Program. The grant program recognizes, encourages and rewards those silent heroes who help children start their day off right by serving breakfast. The grant monies can be used for such needs as...

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