Latest DC Healthy Schools Act Stories

New School Standards Helping To Cut Down On Junk Food
2013-06-27 15:05:18

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com -- Your Universe Online The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced new "Smart Snacks in School" standards that will make school-prepared lunches and vending machines include some healthier options. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said this new standard will ensure that junk food isn't the only option for students during the school day. "Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our children," said Secretary Vilsack. "Parents and...

2013-05-09 23:38:31

Good Nutrition Habits Supported by Schools and After-School Activities with a Grant from the Texas Department of Agriculture (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 In January, the Houston City Council approved a nutritious meal program for children ages 6 to 13 from low-income families enrolled in After-School activities. A grant from the Texas Department of Agriculture funds the program to feed children at 53 Houston-area community centers. The Fresh Healthy Vending company is encouraged to see the new...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.