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2013-07-15 23:16:36

Introducing Epicure Digital MyPlate Menu Boards; Epicure Digital Go, Slow, Whoa Menu Boards; and Epicure Digital MyPlate Dry Erase Menu Boards at the SNA K-12 School Nutrition Conference in Kansas City Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 Epicure Digital, a leader in digital menu boards, presents at the ANC 2013 School Nutrition Association (SNA) National Conference, Kansas City, MO, July 15-17, 2013, Booth #2436, the Epicure Digital MyPlate Menu Boards; Epicure Digital Go, Slow, Whoa...

2013-07-15 23:16:20

Cranberries’ versatility and health benefits showcased at School Nutrition Industry’s Annual National Conference. Wareham, MA (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 U.S. Cranberry representatives today announced the release of a new cranberry nutritional toolkit that will be distributed at the School Nutrition Association’s (SNA) national conference in Kansas City, Missouri July 14th through the 17th. Nearly 6,500 school nutrition professionals are expected to be in attendance at the conference to...

2013-07-15 08:28:52

School food services directors unite to offer more healthy options, while driving food costs down KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The largest school districts in the U.S. announce the one-year anniversary of the Urban School Food Alliance, a coalition that includes New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami-Dade as well as those in Dallas, Texas and Orlando, Fla. The group, which procures more than $530 million in food and food supplies annually, aims to use its...

Whole Milk And Less Of It Better For Children, Says Study
2013-07-03 09:59:06

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) suggestions that children drink at least three cups of milk each day, and that low-fat or fat-free versions of the beverage are the healthier, are being challenged by a pair of Harvard Medical School experts. In the July 1 edition of the journal JAMA Pediatrics, authors David S. Ludwig and Walter C. Willett of the Boston-based institution explain that their research "questions the scientific...

2013-06-27 23:04:13

Today, the USDA finalized its national school nutrition standards for "competitive foods," which are all foods and beverages sold to students on campus during the school day, typically through vending machines, a la carte lunch lines and in student stores. HUMAN Healthy Vending will be working with schools across the country to comply with these standards, which must be implemented by July 1st, 2014. Los Angeles, Calif. (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 HUMAN Healthy Vending...

2013-06-27 20:22:09

CHICAGO, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics applauds new changes by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that aim to lower obesity rates, improve educational achievements and reduce health-care costs. In calling for healthier standards for all foods sold in schools, the USDA has set healthier requirements for foods sold a la carte, in school stores, snack bars and vending machines starting in Fall 2014. Under the USDA's "Smart Snacks...

2013-06-27 12:27:15

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jessica Donze Black, director of the Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods Project, issued the following statement regarding the interim final rule by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, or USDA, setting nutrition standards for snack foods and beverages sold in U.S. schools. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130627/DC39592-INFO) "The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Smart Snacks in School rule is an important step for...

2013-06-20 12:33:51

Text "FoodGA" to 877-877 or call 2-1-1 ATLANTA, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents looking for free summer lunch for their children now have an easy way to find locations near them. Text the word "FoodGA" to 877-877 and enter your address when prompted. The system will send information on the three closest locations to you. Or you can call 2-1-1, United Way's helpline for site locations. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers free summer meals to kids...

2013-06-13 20:22:57

BOCA RATON, Fla., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Electrone Americas has announced that it is helping school systems edge further into the electronic age with keyboards and network keypads that are ideal for use in K-12 school cafeterias. Many schools now have software programs where children's parents place money in their lunch accounts and the children use PIN numbers to make purchases. This PIN follows the child no matter which school he attends as he remains in that school system. Rather...

2013-06-13 16:34:08

District policies and state laws help reduce the availability of sugar- and fat-laden foods and beverages in elementary schools, according to a study published online in JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago looked at the association between established policies and laws and the availability of candy, baked goods, ice cream, chips, sugar-sweetened beverages, and soda sold outside the school meal program. More than 1,800 elementary schools in 45 states...