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Jun 27, 2013

''Rules for School Vending Machines, Snacks Unveiled''

Education Week interviews Jessica Donze Black, director of the Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods Project about the USDA's decision to finalize interim rules on snack foods and beverages sold in schools.

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Source: Education Week

School Food
Jun 25, 2013

Infographic Urges USDA to Set National Standards for School Snacks

Although some states and districts have created standards for what can be sold as snacks and beverages in schools, the USDA hasn’t updated national guidelines in over 30 years. An infographic recently released by the Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project summarizes research that supports the need for national nutrition standards for snack foods and beverages sold in schools.

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Source: Mother Nature Network

School Food
Jun 15, 2013

''2 thumbs up for LBI food''

''While some students look down on food served in school cafeterias, Zoe Deakyne, a sixth-grader at Long Beach Island Elementary School, enjoys getting her lunch there.''

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Source: Asbury Park Press

School Food
Jun 13, 2013

2012 Pew Scholar Receives Grant to Study Cataracts in Infants

Salil Lachke, a 2012 Pew scholar and assistant professor in University of Delaware’s Department of Biological Sciences, has received a $60,000 grant from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation. As one of 19 researchers across the country to receive this award, he aims to identify biological pathways leading to genetic cataracts.

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Source: UDaily

Biomedical Research
Jun 12, 2013

''Taste test: Parents to get sampling of RCSD cafeteria food''

"New items such as curried chicken with raisins and apples and broccoli alfredo are part of the City School District’s effort to upgrade its school meal offerings, focusing on foods that are fresh, local and healthy, rather than the old school method of quick and easy."

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Source: Democrat and Chronicle

School Food
Jun 10, 2013

''Letter: Better School Meals''

As we approach the beginning of summer, it is important to realize that students in the Fargo area aren’t just consuming knowledge in the classroom during the school year – they’re also consuming calories from school meals and snacks. In fact, many students consume up to half of their daily calories at school. As summer sets in and meals become less structured, it is important to instill healthy eating habits that the students can carry with them long after the final bell rings.

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Source: Inforum

School Food
Jun 7, 2013

“Randolph County Schools nutritional director receives honor”

"Randolph County's school nutrition director will be honored in July in Kansas City, Mo. for her extraordinary commitment to the school meal programs."

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Source: The Inter-Mountain

School Food
Jun 7, 2013

“County's Farm to School Yolo viewed as being a success”

"One year on, the Yolo County Department of Agriculture says it is happy with the results of its school lunch program, Farm to School Yolo."

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Source: Daily Democrat

School Food
Jun 7, 2013

“Deadline Looms for Rules About School Vending, Snack Fare”

"Make it a temporary rule, says Jessica Donze Black, director of the Pew Health Group's Kids' Safe & Healthful Foods Project, but just make it by June 30 and adjust it after schools have a chance to see how things work out."

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Source: Education Week

School Food
Jun 6, 2013

“Boise School District announces grants for fresh fruits and veggies for elementary students”

The Boise School District announced that eleven schools within the district have been selected to receive grant money for fruit and vegetables from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Source: KIVI TV

School Food