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Jan 3, 2012

''Is pizza a vegetable? Lessons from the fight to change the way America's school kids eat lunch''

"New regulations for school lunches, which are funded by the federal government, were proposed by the United States Department of Agriculture last month and will be officially announced in January. The new rules are based on recommendations from the National Academies' Institute of Medicine, and may take effect as early as July."

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Source: Deseret News

School Food
Jan 3, 2012

''Asking the right questions about school food 'miracles' of 2011''

"Every now and then, a story appears in the media gushing about a “school food miracle worker” apparently serving healthier, higher quality food than usually found in school lunch programs, and costing no more than what a typical school district spends on a less healthy meal. The reader is left wondering why all schools don't just do what the “miracle worker” does."

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Source: Beyond Chron

School Food
Jan 2, 2012

''Salad bars are a hit at Hurst-Euless-Bedford elementary schools''

"As part of a plan to promote health, introduce children to fresh fruits and vegetables and wean them off junk food, the Hurst-Euless-Bedford district is adding salad bars to elementary schools."

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Source: Star-Telegram

School Food
Dec 24, 2011

''Advocate favors new disclosure rules for payments to doctors''

"Proposed federal regulations requiring disclosure of payments by pharmaceutical companies to doctors for such activities as speaking, consulting and research were called a "good start" by an advocate for more accountability."

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Source: Democrat and Chronicle

Conflicts of Interest
Dec 22, 2011

''New law will boost food safety controls''

"Consumer groups are hoping a new federal law will help shield the food chain from contaminants like the recent E. coli outbreak that sickened 60 people, including 23 in St. Louis County, and prompted a lawsuit."

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Source: St. Louis Beacon

Food Hazards
Dec 15, 2011

''Implementing Health Reform: The Physician Payments Sunshine Act''

Allan Coukell, director of medical programs at The Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, explains how the Physician Payments Sunshine Act might work and its likely impact on physicians and patient care.

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Source: Internal Medicine News

Conflicts of Interest
Dec 12, 2011

''A Real Choice for Parents on Their Kids’ Health''

“At a time when 21 million students across the U.S. are receiving free or low-cost school lunches, Congress has voted to block new guidelines that would have limited the use of potatoes and sodium in the National School Lunch Program.”

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Source: The Huffington Post

School Food
Dec 8, 2011

''Lettuce from one farm blamed for E. coli outbreak''

"ST. LOUIS – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has determined that romaine lettuce from a single farm is likely to blame for an E. coli outbreak in Missouri and nine other states."

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Source: USA Today

Food Hazards
Dec 8, 2011

''E. coli report cites lettuce in outbreak''

"Romaine lettuce from one harvest at a single farm was the likely culprit of the E. coli outbreak that sickened 60 people across 10 states this fall, according to a federal report released Wednesday."

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Source: St. Louis Today

Food Hazards
Dec 6, 2011

''We’re Not Laughing''

“If they weren’t so damaging to children, congressional leaders’ explanations for their policy decisions that cater to big money interests at those children’s expense would be downright funny.”


 

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Source: The Huffington Post

School Food
Dec 5, 2011

''Kids putting down the tater tots in Cheney school meal program''

“They say it takes 21 days to break a bad habit, so how long do you think it took the Cheney School District to get kids to pass on the tater tots and pick up carrot sticks instead?"

 

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Source: KXLY

School Food
Dec 5, 2011

''Schools put focus on healthy choices''

“As Congress fights over the legitimacy of tomato paste and pizza sauce as a serving of vegetables in school lunches, area private schools are taking the matter of children’s nutrition into their own hands.”

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Source: News-Press

School Food
Dec 5, 2011

''School Lunches: How The Food Industry Controls Student Meals''

“In a biting piece in The New York Times Sunday, investigative reporter Lucy Komisar offers an in-depth look at how the food in-depth look at how the food industry — and its complex web of internal alliances — is taking over school meals."

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Source: The Huffington Post

School Food
Dec 5, 2011

''Pizza’s veggie status causes controversy in school lunchroom''

“Although Congress recently passed an agriculture appropriations bill that continues to recognize pizza sauce and French fries as vegetable servings in school lunches, local dietitians and nutrition experts say Congress missed an opportunity to improve the nutrition of school lunches.”

 

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Source: JC Online

School Food
Nov 30, 2011

''FDA funding boosted through lobbying effort''

"An unusual alliance of consumer advocates and industry groups won a victory this month when they helped persuade Congress to boost funding for the Food and Drug Administration, while most other programs paid for by a newly passed agriculture spending bill had their money slashed."

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Source: The Washington Post

Food Hazards
Nov 26, 2011

Health Impact Project Receives Funding From The California Endowment To Help Build Healthier Communities

WASHINGTON - The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, today announced that The California Endowment will support up to two health impact assessment (HIA) demonstrations in California.

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Source: Health Impact Project

Health Impact Assessment
Nov 26, 2011

''Food for thought: Area school districts boost nutrition menu plans''

“Gone from many school lunchrooms are the fried pork tenderloins and corn dogs. Today’s young people twirl forkfuls of whole grain noodles and pluck romaine lettuce and roma tomatoes from the salad bar.”

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Source: The Kansas City Star

School Food
Nov 23, 2011

''To Capitol Hill: End the Food Fight''

“The legislative events of last week had to surprise parents and educators who struggle to provide children with sound nutritional choices in a world often inhospitable to healthy behavior.”


 

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Source: The Huffington Post

School Food
Nov 23, 2011

''Doesn’t Congress know we are what we eat?''

“Congress was wrong to block new rules proposed by the Agriculture Department that would have overhauled the nation’s school lunch program."

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Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

School Food
Nov 23, 2011

''Food Fight: Pizza and Spuds Win, School Kids Lose''

“French fries and pizza don’t make a healthy meal, especially not for America’s school children, one out of three of whom are overweight or obese. Yet Congress chose to save these junk foods on school lunch menus — in effect, putting profits of a narrow part of the food industry ahead of our country’s future health.”

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Source: The Huffington Post

School Food
Nov 18, 2011

''School Food Politics: What’s Missing from the Pizza-as-Vegetable Reporting''

“Over the last couple of days, news outlets have been having a field day with a proposal from Congress that pizza sauce be considered a vegetable to qualify for the National School Lunch program."

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Source: Food Safety News

School Food
Nov 17, 2011

Ten Public Health Institutes Chosen for In-Depth HIA Training

The Health Impact Project and National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) have chosen the 10 public health institutes (PHIs) that will participate in a two-day, in-person, health impact assessment (HIA) training at the Pew Conference Center in Washington, DC, November 29-30, 2011.

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Source: Health Impact Project

Health Impact Assessment
Nov 15, 2011

''Congress pushes back on healthier school lunches''

"In an effort many 9-year-olds will cheer, Congress wants pizza and french fries to stay on school lunch lines and is fighting the Obama administration's efforts to take unhealthy foods out of schools.The final version of a spending bill released late Monday would unravel school lunch standards the Agriculture Department proposed earlier this year. These include limiting the use of potatoes on the lunch line, putting new restrictions on sodium and boosting the use of whole grains. The legislation would block or delay all of those efforts."

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Source: Associated Press

School Food
Nov 10, 2011

HIA Mentorship Project Selects Local Health Departments, Mentor Organizations

The Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Mentorship Project has selected four local health departments and mentor organizations to participate in a joint effort to complete an HIA. The Mentorship Program came about through the combined efforts of the Health Impact Project and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).

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Source: Health Impact Project

Health Impact Assessment
Nov 9, 2011

''Yes, More on Those Cheetos (And the News May Not Be Good)''

"I chose to lead off with this topic because I’ve long been concerned about the nutritional quality of the foods HISD offers to students for profit, in competition with the federally subsidized school meal, on the district’s a la carte lines."

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Source: Houston Chronicle

School Food