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Interesting Support for Overhauling Breakfast & Lunch Programs

By | April 23rd, 2010|General, Prevention|

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that the US Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, passed legislation out of their Committee to reauthorize WIC and the other Child Nutrition Programs last week. It’s called the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The bill includes the reauthorization of the free and reduced lunch and breakfast [...]

Breakfast & Lunch

By | April 5th, 2010|General, Licensing, Prevention|

The US Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, passed legislation out of their Committee to reauthorize WIC and the other Child Nutrition Programs last week. It’s called the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The bill http://ag.senate.gov/site/legislation.html includes the reauthorization of the free and reduced lunch and breakfast programs.  I was in DC a couple [...]

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Breakfast & Lunch

By | April 5th, 2010|General, Licensing, Prevention|

The US Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, passed legislation out of their Committee to reauthorize WIC and the other Child Nutrition Programs last week. It’s called the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The bill http://ag.senate.gov/site/legislation.html includes the reauthorization of the free and reduced lunch and breakfast programs.  I was in DC a couple [...]

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Healthier US Schools Challenge Program

By | March 10th, 2010|General, Prevention|

  The federal Healthier US Schools Challenge Program establishes rigorous standards for schools’ food quality, participation in meal programs, physical activity, and nutrition education – key components that make for healthy and active kids – and provides recognition for schools that meet these standards. In the next school year, the USDA’s goal is to double [...]

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Child Obesity Research

By | March 9th, 2010|Prevention|

The latest issue of Health Affairs http://www.healthaffairs.org/ has some important resources and research related to the increasing problem of childhood obesity.  Kids are eating more snacks -- salty chips, sweetened sodas, candy bars -- than ever be­fore. Trend data show that children are av­eraging nearly three snacks per day, with 27% of their daily calories [...]

School Nutrition Overhaul

By | March 8th, 2010|General, Prevention|

The USDA’s Child Nutrition Act is up for re-authorization this year.  The program provides food to more than 31M school children through the National School Lunch Program as well as 11M that qualify for the School Breakfast Program. Many children get ½ of their daily calories at schools- making this program a great leverage point [...]

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