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2010-06-09 14:00:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- With support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and children from St. Paul's Ames Elementary School, the Minnesota Vikings today officially launched the 2010 Vikings Children's Fund Summer Lunch Program, Presented by Target, which will help secure up to 500,000 additional meals for hungry Minnesota children this summer. The Vikings and Target have pledged $300,000 to the effort, which, through an awareness campaign created by Second...

2010-05-18 07:30:00

DETROIT, May 18 /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 tonight at the national Farm to Cafeteria Conference, hopes to empower Americans to be part of solutions that can help build a better lunch for future students....

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,...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'