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2014-06-10 08:32:22

MINNEAPOLIS, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota School Nutrition Association (MSNA) is urging Minnesota's Members of Congress to support the House Fiscal Year 2015 Agriculture Appropriations Bill, scheduled for a vote this week, and provide schools the flexibility they need to plan healthy meals that students will eat. MSNA represents 2900 school nutrition professionals who know firsthand how new federal regulations have impacted school menus, student acceptance of...

2014-06-05 08:30:28

CHICAGO, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 21 million children currently receive free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, yet most of those children will lose access to those meals as public schools close for the summer months. This abrupt loss of up to ten meals per child per week creates a tremendous burden on millions of low-income Americans who are already struggling to provide adequate food and necessities for their families....

2014-06-03 12:30:11

Families: Text FOOD to 877-877 to Find a Summer Meals Site WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For many children, summer is a time for friends, vacations, and carefree days in the sun. But for the millions of children who rely on school meals, the summer months can be a time of uncertainty and hunger when those meals disappear. The federal summer meals program helps children get the healthy food they need when school is out. These free, healthy meals are available to kids and...

Science Of School Lunch
2014-05-27 03:02:45

By Lee Ann Cox, The University of Vermont In terms of ambience, Charlotte Central’s cafeteria is -- well, conjure up your own elementary school lunch experience. There’s more than one reason to run to recess. But on a recent visit to observe a group of researchers from UVM’s Johnson Lab, the lunch ladies were serving up something more likely to be found on a restaurant menu: risotto with mushrooms and peas. It’s the result of a host of programs by schools around Vermont to offer...

2014-05-27 12:32:24

Findings help schools get "smart" about upcoming regulation changes; encourage healthy eating behaviors at school ELMHURST, Ill., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The final phase of nutrition regulations in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act will go into place this July, requiring school districts to offer more whole grains, fruits, and vegetables both in school meals and outside the meal program. With more than 31 million students receiving school meals each day, ensuring access to healthy food...

2014-05-21 23:01:55

‘Healthier Generation’ Recognizes MHS Students’ and Staff’s Healthy Initiatives Hershey, Pa. (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Milton Hershey School® (MHS) was recently awarded national recognition for its health and wellness initiatives from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program. The program, founded by the American Heart Association and Clinton Foundation, supports schools that make specific changes to create a healthier environment for students. The...

2014-05-19 16:23:40

Program will provide free, nutritional meals to Menasha children this summer MENASHA, Wis., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent years, schools across the country have taken big steps to improve nutritious meal offerings for students throughout the school year. Research suggests, however, that summer vacation often leads to unhealthy eating.(1) Additionally, according to Feeding America's Map the Meal Gap study, approximately 49 million Americans are food insecure -- lacking the...

2014-04-24 08:29:53

KIWI magazine is pleased to announce the winning schools in its National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day 2013 contest; each school was awarded a $1,000 grant from the Whole Kids Foundation NEW YORK, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KIWI magazine is happy to announce the winners of its National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day 2013 contest. In honor of National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day--an annual event created by KIWI that highlights school lunch--KIWI partnered with the Whole Kids...

Chocolate Milk Bans Have Backfired In Some Schools
2014-04-17 11:35:14

[ Watch the Video: Banning Chocolate Milk Has Surprising Consequences ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Citing insufficient nutritional value, some schools have banned chocolate milk from their lunch programs and offered skim milk instead. However, that move may be counterproductive as a new study published in PLOS ONE has found that kids who no longer have the choice on chocolate milk take 10 percent less milk and waste 29 percent more. The researchers came to...

2014-04-09 23:27:40

Foothill Farms®, a dry-blending and packaging food company, responds to recent USDA changes for K-12 Grain and Protein maximums by adding new recipe categories specific to USDA foods and whole grains. Now K-12 distributors, foodservice brokers, directors, managers and school nutritionists can more easily find recipes and create monthly menus. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 This January, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) permanently lifted the part of the...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
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