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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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2007-05-01 13:10:00

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Dominated by doughnuts, pizza and foods-on-a-stick, the average school menu in West Virginia can read like the offerings at a glutton's dream buffet. While the food choices may appear unhealthy, administrators say they are sneaking in nutrition to combat childhood obesity in a state where 13.7 percent of children were overweight in 2005. In schools across the state, fat and calories are being cut by furtively supplementing hamburgers with soy and subbing applesauce for...

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. After discussing opportunities to work together and ways to give back to local communities, Full Tank and Douglas will work together to develop a line of baby foods and a school lunch program featuring local and seasonal...

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2005-05-30 08:20:00

MARIETTA, Ga. -- As Garin Hughes picks through his school-lunch burrito and unidentifiable apple-pear dessert, 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, thanks to a new school-lunch monitoring system, they can check over the Internet and learn about that secret cookie. Health officials hope it will increase parents'...


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