Latest School meal Stories

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...

2013-06-13 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...

2013-06-11 11:26:27

The association between district and state policies or legal requirements regarding competitive food and beverages (food and beverages sold outside the school meal program) and public elementary school availability of foods and beverages high in fats, sugars, or sodium was examined in a study Jamie F. Chriqui, Ph.D., M.H.S., and colleagues at the University of Illinois at Chicago. (Online First) Survey respondents at 1,814 elementary schools (1,485 unique) in 957 districts in 45 states...

2013-06-04 23:23:00

Planet Aid and its local partner ADPP Mozambique began delivering the first of many hot school meals to nearly 250 schools throughout Maputo. Maputo, Mozambique (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 Hungry school children in this province now have an even greater incentive to attend school. Planet Aid and its local partner ADPP Mozambique began delivering the first of many hot school meals to nearly 250 schools throughout the province. The school meals are part of a comprehensive nutrition and education...

Fast Food Chains Near Schools Lead To Obesity
2013-05-30 15:01:32

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Obesity is an epidemic that affects millions around the world. What´s worse, children are often particularly vulnerable to the dangers that come with being significantly overweight. In the US, studies show that race and socioeconomic status is a major factor in childhood obesity, with African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans being the most likely to be obese. A new study from Baylor University has found that...

Word of the Day
  • 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 'karpos', fruit.