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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...

2009-10-22 12:45:22

The American Dietetic Association welcomes a report issued Wednesday, October 21, by the Institute of Medicine encouraging federal school meal programs to adopt standards that increase the nutrition content and limit the calories in meals served to schoolchildren. "The IOM's positive and progressive recommendations are very much in keeping with those that the American Dietetic Association has been making for a number of years to improve school meal quality," said registered dietitian and ADA...

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2009-10-20 13:40:00

A report released Tuesday warned that improving nutritional value of U.S. school food programs by increasing servings of fruits, vegetables and whole grains could increase the cost of breakfast by as much as 25 percent and lunch by 9 percent, Reuters reported. Updating school meal programs would meet nutritional needs and foster better eating habits, but healthier, fresher ingredients would boost costs, especially at breakfast where fruit servings would increase, according to the report from...

2009-10-13 12:10:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFMI), a leading natural and organic grocer, extends thanks to customers at its 273 U.S. locations for donating $660,065 -- to help transform school lunches across the country. Over the past eight weeks, customers surpassed the Company's goal of $400,000 to fund the development of "The Lunch Box Project," an online resource created by "Renegade Lunch Lady" Chef Ann Cooper's nonprofit, F3: Food Family Farming...

2009-10-06 16:09:00

WOODBURY, N.Y., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The got breakfast?® Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed at helping feed the nation's hungry children, has appointed Sonya R. Kaster, R.D., L.D.N., S.N.S, as its Grant Administrator. She will run its Silent Hero Grant Program that will award up to $100,000 in grants to public schools, non-profit private schools and non-profit organizations participating in the national School Breakfast Program. (Logo:...

2009-10-06 16:03:00

WOODBURY, N.Y., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The got breakfast?® Foundation this week launched its Silent Hero Grant Program to award up to $100,000 in grants to public schools, non-profit private schools and non-profit organizations participating in the national School Breakfast Program. The 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 serving...

2009-09-10 09:32:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFMI), a leader in natural and organic foods, and Chef Ann Cooper, the nation's "renegade lunch lady," are working to help transform lunch in schools across the country by kicking off the "School Lunch Revolution" awareness tour today in Washington, D.C. Cooper and Whole Foods Market Co-President and Chief Operating Officer Walter Robb will speak to key influencers about the "School Lunch Revolution" program,...

2009-08-10 09:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFMI), a leader in natural and organic foods, and Chef Ann Cooper, the nation's "Renegade Lunch Lady," have joined forces to transform lunch in schools across the country with the "School Lunch Revolution" campaign. This national effort, which launches during the back-to-school season, aims to enable schools to revolutionize and improve the way children eat. The free, first-of-its-kind Lunch Box Web site -...

2009-08-03 04:20:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Children who eat nutritious foods do better in school, but coming up with healthy back-to-school lunch ideas that children will actually eat can be a challenge for many parents. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/dairycouncil/39188/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090803/NY55326 ) A healthy school lunch, whether prepared at home or purchased from the school cafeteria, combines nutrient-rich...


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