Tuesday 02 Sep 2014

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Many schools prepared for new federal lunch standards

Thousands of schools around the country have found new ways of providing “smart” snacks for students – well in advance of updated federal lunch standards that begin with the upcoming school year. Schools across the country will be following updated …

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Proposed waiver would allow schools to withdraw from nutrition standards

A proposal to let some schools opt out of healthier school lunch and breakfast programs moved forward Thursday, to the disappointment of healthy eating advocates. “Any attempt to suspend

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Chief Science Officer ‘sets record straight’ about diet, science, AHA

At the American Heart Association, everything we do is based on science. Simply put, we examine the evidence that comes from scientific studies and use it to provide

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USDA hearing public comment about junk food marketing in schools

Kids who meander down the halls of Stonewall Jackson Elementary in Dallas see banners and posters about healthy eating. They get to dig in a garden that produces

USDA recommends tool to help schools pick healthier foods

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommended on Tuesday that schools use a Smart Snacks Product Calculator to pick food that meets new federal snack regulations. Schools can use the calculator by entering

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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

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Study shows that fast food advertising penetrates schools

Most students attend schools where they are exposed to fast food and beverages through meals, advertising and promotions, according to a study released Monday. Ten percent of elementary school