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2014-01-29 12:28:07

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and chair of the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health on the Conference Report on H.R. 2642 - Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, also known as the Farm Bill, which was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives today. (Logo:...

2013-11-19 23:22:16

Integrative Nutrition’s latest charitable giving effort supports four organizations that advocate to empower consumers and build the non-GMO food supply. New York, NY (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), the world’s largest nutrition school, is happy to announce that it has donated $117,000 to four organizations that share in its mission to label foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). “People have the right to know what’s in...

2013-11-07 13:27:01

According to new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior The knowledge and skills required to change poor nutrition and health behavior choices are often unavailable to those living with financial limitations. Competing demands on time and resources may pose obstacles to their achieving better diets. However, two researchers at the University of Minnesota recently completed a study that looked at the effects that three educational sessions might have on knowledge and...

2013-11-06 23:02:15

An increasing number of schools are connecting students with local food and agriculture education. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 Throughout October, schools and preschools across the country celebrated National Farm to School Month with locally sourced school meals, garden festivals, farm field trips and other events that helped students improve their food and agricultural literacy and their diets while offering local farmers a new market. Farm to school is the practice of...

2013-09-17 23:19:34

Leading Provider of Nutrition Education Resources, Learning ZoneXpress, Honored on Inc. 5000 List for Company Success Owatonna, MN (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Learning ZoneXpress, an Owatonna-based education company has been named to the 2013 Inc. 5000, which showcases the fastest growing privately held companies in the United States. The list represents the most comprehensive look at an important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Learning ZoneXpress joins...

2013-09-03 08:29:02

Whole Foods Market® invites shoppers to join the effort to improve children's nutrition AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This month, Whole Kids Foundation(TM) is launching its annual fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $3 million to provide schools nationwide with salad bars, gardens and nutrition education classes for teachers. "With one-third of the nation's children overweight or obese, and 31.6 million children relying on lunch served through the national school...

New School Standards Helping To Cut Down On Junk Food
2013-06-27 15:05:18

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com -- Your Universe Online The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced new "Smart Snacks in School" standards that will make school-prepared lunches and vending machines include some healthier options. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said this new standard will ensure that junk food isn't the only option for students during the school day. "Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our children," said Secretary Vilsack. "Parents and...

2013-05-16 12:30:31

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trust for America's Health (TFAH) finds the House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture-passed Farm Bill damaging to the nation's health. The House legislation would significantly cut programs (most notably in the nutrition title) that have benefited millions of Americans and continually improve the nation's health. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO) In contrast, on Tuesday, the Senate Agriculture Committee...

2013-05-09 23:40:36

Integrative Nutrition´s Latest Charitable Giving Effort Brings Awareness to School Health Issues and Sustainability. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the world´s largest nutrition school, is proud to announce that it has donated over $10,000 to Earth Day Network´s healthy schools initiative. The movement is dedicated to bringing attention to the connection between school environments, student health, and academic success. “I...

2013-05-02 23:02:00

Learning ZoneXpress has developed downloadable certificates of recognition for School Nutrition Employee Week and Teacher Appreciation Week. Simply print, fill out, and award them to deserving individuals. Owatonna, MN (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 May 6-10, 2013 is a week of great celebration. It´s School Nutrition Employee Week and Teacher Appreciation Week. These two observances are ones that should be celebrated all year long, but to help make this week of recognition even better, Learning...