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2014-09-22 14:05:07

Most of us remember what it was like to eat hot lunch in the school cafeteria, where day after day of “mystery meat” and soupy mashed potatoes was occasionally interrupted by Taco Tuesday or Pizza Friday. For most kids, school lunch was simply a form of sustenance, something to keep them from becoming ravenously hungry during the rest of the school day. Under the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, though, many of the staples of the school cafeteria, like Salisbury steak and chicken...

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2014-07-23 03:30:32

Andrea Grossman, Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus Open a child’s lunch box and you’re likely to find that the lunches and snacks inside fall short of federal guidelines. Those are the findings of a study conducted by researchers at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University and in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. The findings are published online ahead of print in the Journal of the...

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...

2014-03-20 23:23:24

eTrition by Harris School Solutions has been approved by USDA for use in conducting nutrient analyses. Rocklin, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Offered by Harris School Solutions (Harris), eTrition, the first web-based school nutrition product in the market, has received the most current USDA approval for use in conducting nutrient analyses. The Menu Planning and Nutritional Analysis Module is available to all school districts within the United States free of charge. In compliance with National...

2013-09-29 23:01:04

Alliance for a Healthier Generation Announces All Schools Meet or Exceed Federal Nutrition Standards for School Meals Little Rock, Arkansas (PRWEB) September 29, 2013 Tomorrow, President Bill Clinton will honor 267 schools at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Ark. for creating healthier environments for children to learn and staff to work. The awards ceremony is part of the eighth annual Healthy Schools Program Forum. In addition, President Clinton will share data showing...

2013-07-16 23:02:46

La Prima Catering, a full-service company offering corporate and special events catering, has earned the prestigious 3-Star Certification from the Green Restaurant Association (GRA). La Prima’s Willow Grove kitchen is the highest ranked caterer – and overall food service establishment -- in the state of Pennsylvania, based on GRA’s exacting standards. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 La Prima Catering, a full-service company offering corporate and special events catering, has...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'