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2010-05-15 08:57:16

Companies that sell ground beef in federal nutrition programs, including school lunch programs, will need to meet stricter food safety guidelines starting this summer, the US Department of Agriculture said Friday. The USDA said that beef purchased by the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service will be subjected to more frequent testing, and it will ban certain trimmings of the product. "AMS will also consider any vendor classified by (USDA's Food Safety Inspection Service) as having a long-term...

2010-04-29 11:53:00

WOODBURY, N.Y., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The got breakfast?® Foundation recently awarded Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) in Annapolis, Maryland, one of eight Silent Hero grants that recognize, encourage, and reward those silent heroes who help children by participating in the national School Breakfast Program. The $5,000 award will be used to implement its innovative "Breakfast with Class" program. (Logo:...

2010-04-08 11:15:00

WOODBURY, N.Y., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The got breakfast?® Foundation recently awarded Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Binghamton, New York, one of eight Silent Hero grants that recognize, encourage and reward those silent heroes who help children by participating in the national School Breakfast Program. The $5,000 award will be used to test "Breakfast in the Classroom" as a model program to help students start their day right. (Logo:...

2010-03-25 11:42:00

WASHINGTON, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Dairy Foods Association applauded Chairman Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, on the breadth and scope of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The bipartisan bill strengthens federal child nutrition programs* by requiring that science-based nutrition standards apply to all food and beverages in schools and by increasing the funding available to provide healthy school...

2010-03-22 11:37:00

WOODBURY, N.Y., March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The got breakfast?® Foundation last month awarded Memphis City Schools in Tennessee one of eight Silent Hero grants that recognize, encourage, and reward those silent heroes who help children by participating in the national School Breakfast Program. The $10,000 award will be used to implement its classroom breakfast program and to market the idea to secondary school administrators. (Logo:...

2010-03-17 11:06:00

WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite the usual abundance of nearby farms, local farm products are largely missing from most schools' lunch trays. An emerging "farm to school" movement aims to fix that by matching local farms with local schools, cutting out the middleman, and scaling up students' nutrition. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has been joined by Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) and 12 other senators in introducing legislation to expand farm to school links to...

2010-03-10 09:14:00

WOODBURY, N.Y., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The got breakfast?® Foundation last month awarded IDEA Public Schools, located in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, one of eight Silent Hero grants that recognize, encourage, and reward those silent heroes who help children by participating in the national School Breakfast Program. The nearly $10,000 award will be used to implement classroom breakfasts as a means to provide a free school breakfast program for all of its 5,493...

2010-02-22 12:07:00

WOODBURY, N.Y., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The got breakfast?® Foundation last week awarded the San Diego Unified School District one of eight Silent Hero grants that recognize, encourage and reward those silent heroes who help children by participating in the national School Breakfast Program. The $10,000 award will be used to expand the district's successful Breakfast in the Classroom program. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091006/CG88097LOGO) Currently,...

2010-02-09 08:22:00

WOODBURY, N.Y., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The got breakfast?® Foundation this week awarded eight school districts with its Silent Hero grants that recognize, encourage and reward those silent heroes who help children by participating in the national School Breakfast Program. The Foundation received many applications representing school districts from 33 different states requesting more than $2 million in funding. The winners were each awarded a grant ranging from $2,500 to...

2009-11-18 12:05:00

Preliminary report from the Harvard School of Public Health reveals students prefer healthy school meals BOSTON, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Think your kids won't eat healthy foods? Think again. A preliminary report of the Chefs in Schools Initiative by the Harvard School of Public Health, funded by Project Bread, proves that kids not only like healthy school meals, but actually eat more of the healthy foods than they would if they were eating a traditional school meal. The study...