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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...

2014-01-29 23:22:10

More Than $6 Million Invested in Transformational Solutions Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Hunger-Free Minnesota (http://www.hungerfreemn.org) announced that with partner organizations its data-driven initiatives have contributed 49 million meals to those who are hungry in Minnesota since it funded its first initiative/grant in January 2012. The coalition has invested more than $6 million in 80 innovative hunger relief projects across the state. Programs receiving support...

2014-01-09 12:25:16

Designed for Food Service Directors, Let's Cook Healthy School Meals is a Free, Downloadable Cookbook Containing 100+ School Meal Options That Meet Latest USDA Standards BOSTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The most recent report on household food security by the United States Department of Agriculture found 20% of American children to be food insecure. For more than 30 million children across the country, this means relying on school meals for the nutrition they need to become...

Pay Kids To Eat Fruits And Veggies With School Lunch
2013-12-18 07:42:59

Small rewards bring less waste, better results than new school lunch rule The good news: Research suggests that a new federal rule has prompted the nation’s schools to serve an extra $5.4 million worth of fruits and vegetables each day. The bad news: The nation’s children throw about $3.8 million of that in the garbage each day. Researchers from Brigham Young University and Cornell observed three schools adjust to new school lunch standards that require a serving of fruits or...

Student Diets Improve With Better School Nutrition Policies: Study
2013-11-14 06:09:08

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Michigan State University researchers are claiming, in a study published in the current issue of Childhood Obesity, that schools that adopt more healthy nutrition policies for their students will see an improvement in the diets of those students. “When healthful food options are offered, students will select them, eat them and improve their diet,” Katherine Alaimo, MSU associate professor of food, science and human nutrition...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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