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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.

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).

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.

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.

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2008-05-03 06:00:00

What's on the table? Foods and beverages that pack more nutritional punch and carry less fat, sugar and empty calories. California, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon and Rhode Island took different approaches, but all enacted school nutrition legislation last year. Currently, at least 24 states are considering bills addressing school nutrition.

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.

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2007-05-01 13:10:00

In schools across the country, fat and calories are being cut by furtively supplementing hamburgers with soy and subbing applesauce for shortening in cake.

2007-03-06 15:00:45

SEATTLE, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Focused on producing the freshest and healthiest flavor combinations for kids and babies, Full Tank Foods is excited to announce a future collaboration with someone equally committed to quality, Tom Douglas, chef and restaurateur.

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2005-05-30 08:20:00

As Garin Hughes sits down for his lunch at school, he has a secret. Hidden underneath the eighth-grader's right leg is a chocolate cookie in shrink-wrapped plastic. That's for dessert. In the past, his parents had no clue when he bought a treat at school. Now they can check over the Internet and learn about that secret cookie.


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