Nutrition standards for school meals were last updated in January 2012—the first update since 1995. As a result, students are seeing more fruits, vegetables and whole grains on the menu, as well as less saturated fat and sodium.
After losing his father, a World War II veteran who died from complications from Listeria, Paul F. Schwarz is now a tireless advocate for food safety. Here’s his story about his dad and the foodborne illness that took his life.
Julia A. Moore, Director, Research
Gabrielle Cosel, Project Manager, Drug Supply Safety
2012 Pew Biomedical Scholar Kathryn E. Wellen, Ph.D and 1994 Pew Biomedical Scholar Gary H. Gibbons, M.D. discuss the impact that being a Pew Biomedical Scholar has had on their lives and careers.
Foodborne illness victim Haylee Bernstein and her mother, Rita, speak out about the importance of implementing the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act.
Everly Macario lost her son Simon to a drug-resistant infection when he was only one-and-a-half years old. Since then, she’s been a strong voice in the fight to conserve antibiotics.
Pew and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation collaborate to examine impact of updated USDA standards for snack and a la carte foods and beverages sold in schools.
In 2006, two-year-old Kyle Allgood became sick and passed away after eating contaminated spinach. This is his family's story.
A special thank you message from the Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming
Chicago-based mother Everly Macario describes her drive to curb overuse of antibiotics after losing her son to an antibiotic-resistant infection.
Eighty percent of American voters favor national nutrition standards that would limit calories, fat, and sodium in snack and à la carte foods sold in U.S. schools.
Laura Rogers, Project Director, Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming