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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...

2009-05-27 14:45:00

Vikings Children's Fund Summer Lunch Program aims to increase participation in the USDA's Summer Food Service Program MINNEAPOLIS, May 27 /PRNewswire/ --The Minnesota Vikings, Hunger Solutions Minnesota and Second Harvest Heartland today announced the official launch of the Vikings Children's Fund Summer Lunch Program (http://missingmeals.org/summer-feeding/), which will help secure up to 200,000 additional meals for Minnesota children this summer. The Vikings have pledged $92,000 to the...

2009-02-02 12:01:33

A study of the U.S. National School Lunch Program found better nutritional quality, but there is still room for improvement, researchers said. Schools need to do even more to reduce the availability of high-calorie, low-nutrient foods and make school meals more nutritious, the Third School Nutrition Dietary Assessment said. The assessment is scheduled to be published in the special Supplement to the February issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. The National School Lunch...

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2009-02-01 09:15:00

Journal of the American Dietetic Association presents study findings and policy implications for improving the health of US children and adolescents A special Supplement to the February 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association presents findings from the recently released Third School Nutrition Dietary Assessment Study (SNDA-III), conducted by Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., as well as research from other studies using SNDA-III data. Sponsored by the Food and Nutrition...

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2008-12-23 10:10:00

Only 3 percent of kids' meals served at fast-food restaurants met federal dietary guidelines in the first study to examine the nutrient quality of such meals in a major U.S. metropolitan market. Michigan State University's Sharon Hoerr, a food science and human nutrition researcher with the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station, teamed up with economist Sharon O'Donnell and pediatrician Jason Mendoza from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston to assess the nutritional status of kids' meals...

2008-09-16 12:00:10

The average cost to prepare a school lunch has increased 10% since the 2007-2008 school year, according to a report published today by the School Nutrition Association (SNA). Results from "Heats On: School Meals Under Financial Pressure" show the average cost rose from $2.63 to $2.90 for schools to prepare a nutritionally balanced school lunch that meets federal nutrition standards. Over the same timeframe, schools received only a 4.3% increase in the federal reimbursement for each free lunch...

2008-09-10 18:00:33

At the invitation of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Scott Mandell, CEO, President and Co-Founder of Enjoy Life Foods, the country's leading manufacturer of allergy-friendly and gluten-free foods, provided comments on the National School Lunch Program saying that children with special dietary needs due to Celiac Disease, food allergies and other health concerns are not accommodated under the current program. Today's meeting, held by the Food and Nutrition Service of...

2008-07-10 12:00:49

By Libby Quaid Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Add schools to the list of places hit hard by rising food prices. The school lunch program -- long a reliable source of food for kids -- is having serious trouble making cheap, healthful meals. The culprit is food prices that have rocketed higher as fuel prices rise. It's not just the zooming cost of oil and gas. Food prices are also driven by demand for corn-based ethanol, worldwide demand for food and the weak dollar, among other things....

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2008-05-03 06:00:00

Making healthy food choices available to school kids is a priority for many lawmakers. You are what you eat, they say - and plenty of school kids are testing that theory every day. To keep kids healthy, legislators are taking a look at how to help them with nutritious choices at school. From 2005 through 2007, state lawmakers enacted about 46 bills related to school nutrition standards. What's on the table? Foods and beverages that pack more nutritional punch and carry less fat, sugar and...

2008-05-02 06:00:13

By Wharton, Christopher M Long, Michael; Schwartz, Marlene B ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Although great focus has been placed on nutritional and other consequences of changes in food-related policies within schools, few reports exist describing the impact of such changes on school revenue. This review provides an overview of the few revenue-related studies published recently, as well as information from a sampling of state reports on the subject. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature...


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