School Nutrition

Less Than Half of Overweight or Obese Kids Get Long-Term Follow-up

By Denise Mann Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD WebMD Health News

More than half of all overweight and obese children are not getting proper follow-up advice from their pediatricians on how they can lose weight and keep it off.Read more

The 2012 Farm Bill

The 2012 Farm Bill is fast approaching and anyone in the nutrition field will want to keep an eye on this legislation. The Farm Bill is the primary agricultural and food policy tool of the federal government. Congress reconsiders the Farm Bill every five years, with the last Farm Bill passed in 2008 (formally known as the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008).Read more

Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2010

The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act signed in December 2010 authorizes all the federal school meal and child nutrition programs that provide funding to ensure low-income children have access to healthy and nutritious foods. The child nutrition programs touch millions of children each day. Over 31 million children receive meals through the school lunch program. The School Breakfast Program and the National School Lunch Program are permanently authorized.Read more

Neat Wheat Joes

Ingredient List: 

18 pounds ground beef, raw (80/20)
2 cups onion, chopped
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 pound, 7 ounces bulgur dry OR cracked wheat cereal, dry
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons oregano, leaf
2 1/4 quarts beef broth
2 quarts tomato puree
1 quart water, hot

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School Nutrition Report 2011

Reprinted from with permission


The majority of school foodservice directors say that implementing new nutrition standards and meal patterns is the most pressing issue facing cafeteria programs across the nation this fall, according to a recent report from the School Nutrition Association (SNA). The report, based on an analysis of 1,294 survey responses from districts in 48 states, found that 69.5% of respondents are focused on meeting the new, healthier standards proposed by the USDA this past January.Read more

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