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2010-12-03 09:35:00

On Thursday, the House of Representatives approved legislation that will expand the nation's school lunch program while making meals healthier, various media outlets are reporting. According to the AFP, "The bill pledges 4.5 billion dollars over 10 years to child nutrition programs, increases the reimbursement paid to schools by the federal government for free meals provided to children, and expands access to school lunches and after-school meals." "It also allows the US Department of...

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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...

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2010-11-16 09:30:00

More than 17 million households in the United States didn't have enough money to provide food to all of family members for at least some of 2009, according to the results of a Department of Agriculture study. The study, which was conducted by USDA researchers Mark Nord, Alisha Coleman-Jensen, Margaret Andrews, and Steven Carlson, found that 85.3 percent of American households had enough income and other resources to fully provide for all members of the family. The remaining 14.7 percent had...

2010-11-12 10:20:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the got breakfast? Foundation presented its first-ever "Silent Hero Performance Award" to Buffalo Public Schools in New York in recognition of their achievement in implementing a successful Breakfast in the Classroom program. In addition, the Foundation also presented them with a grant for $5,000. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091006/CG88097LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091006/CG88097LOGO) The award was...

2010-11-01 22:59:34

High-calorie beverages not allowed by national guidelines are still available in a majority of U.S. elementary schools, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the March 2011 print issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "The U.S. Department of Agriculture National School Lunch Program has a broad reach, serving meals to more than 31 million students in 2008," the authors write as background information in the...

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2010-10-13 06:25:00

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Tuesday a $2 million initiative to help food behavior scientists find new ways to use psychology to fight childhood obesity and improve the federal school lunch program. "Findings from this emerging field of research "” behavioral economics "” could lead to significant improvements in the diets of millions of children across America," said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in a statement. "Across the nation, many schools are already...

2010-10-05 07:15:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Every day, millions of school children across the United States grab a lunch tray and get in line. Few, if any, know the history behind the line or that they have the power to change what gets placed on the tray. The new documentary, Lunch Line, which is presented by Applegate Farms and premieres October 6 at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema, 143 East Houston St., in New York City, uses the current vampire craze to educate viewers about the National School...

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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2010-08-25 10:30:00

Possible factors: Tight budgets, lack of compliance, a la carte items With children going back to school, parents are concerned that their youngsters are staying fit and eating right, especially those who dine in a school cafeteria. New research funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture finds that children who eat school lunches that are part of the federal government's National School Lunch Program are more likely to become overweight. The same research study found, however, that children...

2010-08-10 12:54:00

WOODBURY, N.Y., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Serving breakfast in the classroom instead of in the cafeteria is among the best options to overcome challenges such as time constraints and staffing issues when offering School Breakfast. According to the Food Research and Action Center's (FRAC) School Breakfast Scorecard for 2008-2009, districts using breakfast in the classroom have the highest participation rates. Because of this, the got breakfast?® Foundation is encouraging...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.