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2013-02-27 14:05:54

The term ℠libertarian paternalism´ is a peculiar phrase because it invokes feelings about two seemingly contradictory philosophies. Yet, as a principle of the behavioral sciences, this phrase actually implies gentle guidance, without force. Recently, the USDA passed regulations designed to make school lunches more nutritious. Schools participating in the National School Lunch Program are required to increase whole grain offerings, cap the fat of milk at 1% for white and non-fat...

2013-02-27 12:27:09

New Analysis Shows Potential Impact of School Breakfast on Academic Achievement, Economic Prosperity; Interactive Map Shows Possible Benefits on State, Local Levels LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Lady Ginger Beebe today joined national child anti-hunger group Share Our Strength, Arkansas State Senator Bobby Pierce, members of the Arkansas No Kid Hungry Campaign and other education leaders to discuss how connecting more kids to the School Breakfast...

2013-02-27 08:28:12

Campaign aims to improve nutrition and fund 2,013 salad bars in 2013 AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Whole Kids Foundation(TM), in conjunction with Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools, announced today the launch of Salad Bar Nation, a public awareness and fundraising campaign committed to improving the nation's nutrition by challenging Americans to eat a salad every day. The campaign will make it possible for one million children to have salads every day at school by...

2013-02-06 12:25:07

Event presented by Cooking Light during PHA's Building A Healthier Future Summit in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with honorary chair First Lady Michelle Obama and the private sector to end the childhood obesity crisis, today announced the return of its annual cook-off at the Building a Healthier Future Summit, held March 6 to 8, 2013, in Washington, D.C. This year, the Great American...

2013-02-05 12:28:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released the proposed rule for competitive food standards as required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. The National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program: Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School are part of a package designed to ensure students have healthy options in school. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111122/DC11523LOGO) Other parts...

2013-02-04 08:23:15

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ray Rice secures a place in history as Super Bowl champ and the latest member of the Milk Mustache family. Rice is featured in the 17(th) annual national Milk Mustache "got milk?®" Campaign Super Bowl winner ad, as he celebrates his win with a protein-packed breakfast. An 8 oz. glass of milk is packed with nine essential nutrients, including eight grams of high-quality protein. Protein at breakfast can help power you through the morning. (Photo:...

School Snack Crackdown Proposed By The USDA
2013-02-02 06:10:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has proposed new nutritional requirements that would limit the types of snack foods and beverages that can be sold in school vending machines. The agency´s new Smart Snacks in School proposal, which was announced on Friday, would prohibit the sale of any food product over 200 calories in vending machines while also requiring snacks to meet a series of other stringent nutritional...

2013-02-01 23:03:35

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation applauds the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today, in the release of the proposed national nutrition standards for snack foods and beverages sold in school as result of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (PRWEB) February 01, 2013 The Alliance for a Healthier Generation applauds the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today, in the release of the proposed national nutrition standards for snack foods and beverages sold in school as...

2013-02-01 12:23:52

WASHINGTON, Feb 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jessica Donze Black, director of the Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods Project, issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s proposed nutrition standards for snack foods and beverages sold in U.S. schools. The guidance represents the first update of the rules in more than 30 years. "We applaud USDA for taking this important step to ensure that all foods and beverages sold in schools, including snacks,...

2013-01-31 12:28:44

DETROIT, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan elementary schools can apply for a program that focuses on children's health through a partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM), Wayne State University Center for School Health, Michigan Fitness Foundation and the United Dairy Industry of Michigan. All public and private nonprofit elementary schools in the state are eligible to apply for the program, which is called Building Healthy Communities. Twenty elementary schools will...