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2014-07-14 08:26:48

Fuel Up(TM) Breakfast Grant Applications Accepted through Aug. 29, 2014 MINNEAPOLIS, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Mills Foodservice and National Dairy Council® are partnering once again to help K-12 schools expand their breakfast programs by offering Fuel Up(TM) Breakfast Grants. The official call for entries kicks off today at the School Nutrition Association's 68(th) Annual National Conference in Boston, which brings together thousands of school nutrition professionals...

2014-07-01 23:09:57

Epicure Digital is introducing a comprehensive product line to meet USDA and state agencies’ expectations to have compliant menu boards in place when school begins this fall and for their yearly reviews. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Epicure Digital, a leader in digital and dry erase menu boards for K-12 schools, presents its comprehensive family of MyPlate dry erase menu and digital menu board products at the TASN 2014 Texas School Nutrition Association Annual Conference in...

2014-06-16 23:11:07

‘Dotte Meals aims to expand free meals to more kids in need across the city. Kansas City, KS (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 Kids in Kansas City, Kansas can receive up to two meals a day through the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) district’s ‘Dotte Meals program. The meals will be served in June and July at 40 locations across the city. “The program is like the district’s existing free-lunch or afterschool meal programs,” said Gwen Childs, KCKPS’s Nutritional Services...

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...


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