Saturday 19 Apr 2014

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All posts tagged school lunch

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First Lady calls for limiting junk food marketing, expanding free school meals

First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack laid out new restrictions on Tuesday, limiting junk food and sugary drink marketing in schools. The new rules prohibit  advertisements for unhealthy foods on school campuses. Also included are bans …

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Food fight in the National School Lunch Program

Media reports that school districts are leaving the National School Lunch Program and that some students are going hungry to avoid eating healthy foods misrepresented a recent nationwide

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Schools serving up better options help reverse obesity

Schools across the country are taking several steps to fight obesity by providing healthier foods, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The