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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...

2014-04-09 12:32:55

According to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics A new USDA mandate calling for access to free drinking water during lunchtime at schools participating in the National School Lunch Program went into effect at the start of the 2011-12 school year. Researchers from the University of Michigan and University of Illinois at Chicago examined compliance with the new requirement as well as perceptions about drinking fountain cleanliness and water quality....

School Children Are Now Eating More Fruits And Vegetables: Study
2014-03-04 12:14:31

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) enacted new guidelines for school lunches in 2012, critics of the change said the additional fruits and vegetable that students were now required to select as part of their meal would merely increase food waste. However, new research from the Harvard School of Public Health has found that the new standards did not increase food waste as critics predicted; the study does suggest...

2014-03-03 16:25:31

Programs provide nutritious mobile solutions for students' busy schedules PHILADELPHIA, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aramark, a leading provider of school food and nutrition services to more than 3,000 K-12 schools, joins school districts throughout the country in celebrating National School Breakfast Week (NSBW), March 3-7, 2014. Sponsored by the School Nutrition Association, NSBW highlights the proven benefits to students who eat breakfast at school including increased classroom...

2014-03-03 08:31:43

Fuel Up to Play 60, With Support From Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Campaign and Dean Foods, Launches National Efforts to Help Make School Breakfast Accessible for All Students ROSEMONT, Ill., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Fuel Up to Play 60--the nation's largest in-school wellness program--along with Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign and Dean Foods, launches the It Starts With School Breakfast campaign to increase school breakfast participation nationwide. Research...

2014-02-28 23:29:16

School menus and nutritional information appear on digital menu boards, dry erase boards, printed menu boards, smart phones and tablets, school websites and on smart boards in the classroom. There is no additional charge for viewing menu and nutritional information on smart phones. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Epicure Digital, a leader in digital menu boards and dry erase boards for K-12 schools announces its new ‘Customize your School Nutrition’ program with ready to...

2014-02-25 16:30:09

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) on First Lady Michelle Obama's proposal to ban the marketing of junk food and sodas in schools. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO) "Since First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let's Move! in February 2010, the nation has begun to see tangible gains in the fight against childhood obesity. Today's...

2014-01-30 12:28:04

Michigan schools encouraged to apply for comprehensive program that emphasizes physical activity, healthy eating and healthy breakfast for children DETROIT, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elementary, middle and high schools throughout Michigan are encouraged to apply for Building Healthy Communities, a comprehensive, healthy eating and physical activity program that provides school-wide support to improve children's health, increase academic success and help stem the growing economic and...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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