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New Federal Food Standards Are Leaving School Kids Feeling Hungry And Frustrated
2012-09-26 11:50:16

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New federal food regulations have gone into effect in schools across the country beginning this year. But many students have complained that they are still left with a feeling of hunger after lunch time. The issue has even triggered a YouTube video, created by two teachers and several high school students in Kansas, singing “We Are Hungry” as they try to make it through the school day. The new school food standards,...

2012-08-23 02:26:30

Teachers Say Hunger Hurts Learning, School Breakfast Is Vital; "The saddest are the children who cry when we get out early for a snow day because they won't get lunch" WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As students across the country prepare to go back to school this fall, millions of American families are still feeling the sting of unemployment, rising food and fuel prices and a sluggish economic recovery. Teachers are first-hand witnesses to the toll hunger takes...

2012-08-22 02:23:33

BERKELEY, Ill., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Schools across the country are now re-opening after the summer break. Preferred Meal Systems, Inc., a national supplier of healthy, well-balanced pre-plated meals for more than 40 years, will be introducing new meal offerings and healthier foods for lunch and breakfast, and now meal and nutritional information parents want will be easy to access online. Preferred Meal Systems proudly announces its school lunch and breakfast meals will meet and in...

States With Tough School-Nutrition Laws Show Slimmer Kids
2012-08-13 11:19:14

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The war on childhood obesity has just received a big helping hand. New federal nutrition standards are going into effect this year at schools all across the country curbing sales of junk foods and sugary drinks in an effort to help keep America´s children slim and trim. The new regulations require all schools to meet strict standards in order to get federal meal reimbursements. Many schools are overhauling their lunch menu...

2012-04-30 06:24:29

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF) and Discovery Education today announced the three winners of their HealthierUS Schools Challenge Sweepstakes. Oak Grove Lower School of Hattiesburg, Miss., won grand prize and will receive $10,000 to advance their school's physical education and food service programs. Second prize of $1,000 went to Atchison County Community Elementary School in Effingham, Kan., to be used toward the purchase of new gym...

2012-03-29 06:24:35

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Meat Institute is urging media to stop using the term pink slime to describe lean finely textured beef (LFTB). The Institute issued the following statement today to news outlets across the country: When lean finely textured beef (LFTB) is processed, a machine much like a salad spinner or centrifuge is used to liquefy and spin fat away from wholesome, inspected beef trimmings that results when a carcass is cut into smaller...

2011-11-14 16:47:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing Defense Department estimates that 1 in 4 young adults are too overweight to join the military, more than 100 retired generals and admirals urged Congress today to reject new efforts from special interests to get Congress to create a "pizza loophole" that treats the tomato paste on pizza as a serving of vegetables on school lunch menus. Obesity is the leading medical disqualifier for military service, and children get up to 40% of...

Study Finds Health Value To Children Of National School Lunch Program
2011-11-11 12:15:35

The federally funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced-price meals to more than 31 million children every school day, according to its website. And a recent study by current and former Iowa State University researchers confirmed that school lunches improve the health outcomes of children who reside in low-income households. The researchers analyzed data from nearly 2,700 NSLP children (ages 6-17) taken from the 2001-04 National Health and Nutrition Examination...

2011-11-09 12:00:00

DALLAS, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson hosted the Texas No Kid Hungry® Dallas Summit this morning, bringing together local and national child hunger thought leaders, in addition to key stakeholders in Dallas and surrounding communities. Texas currently ranks fifth highest for child food insecurity, meaning 1.8 million children don't know where their next meal will come from and have gone hungry at some point in the last year. In Dallas...

2011-09-07 12:16:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hunger-Free Minnesota (www.hungerfreemn.org) announced today that new data shows that Minnesota's use of the school breakfast program remains very low. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) currently reimburses schools at a rate of $1.21* for every breakfast served to those students eligible for free and reduced-price breakfasts; however, new data for 2010 shows that most schools and families aren't accessing that support, leaving a...