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School Lunch Gets Graded
2012-09-15 05:45:54

Video: Children Need Healthy School Lunches redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New USDA guidelines passed earlier this year may have been designed to ensure that students get healthier school lunches, but they're reportedly receiving mixed grades from students who aren't always happy with the culinary choices offered by their learning institutions. While the new guidelines see students "piling more carrots, more apples and fewer fatty foods on their trays," they...

2012-08-24 23:02:04

More front of the line resources available from Learning ZoneXpress to promote nutrition in school foodservice Owatonna, MN (PRWEB) August 23, 2012 With new changes to the National School Lunch Program as part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, Learning ZoneXpress has developed 1 Great Tray as a solution to reflect change as well as a means to improve school lunches. 1 Great Tray is a spin-off of the popular 1 Great Plate® offering visuals of fruits, vegetables, whole grains,...

States With Tough School-Nutrition Laws Show Slimmer Kids
2012-08-13 11:19:14

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The war on childhood obesity has just received a big helping hand. New federal nutrition standards are going into effect this year at schools all across the country curbing sales of junk foods and sugary drinks in an effort to help keep America´s children slim and trim. The new regulations require all schools to meet strict standards in order to get federal meal reimbursements. Many schools are overhauling their lunch menu...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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