USDA: Don't give it the gas
- Rules Aim to Keep Cafeterias From Becoming Cash Cows. Shah, Nirvi // Education Week;8/24/2011, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p13
The article reports that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued rules in July of 2011 governing how school districts bill school food programs for various services. This was done to keep lunch costs low and to ensure that the National School Lunch Program dollars are directed...
- Obesity tops school woes. Salkin, Stephanie // FoodService Director;6/15/2005, Vol. 18 Issue 6, p41
Reveals the findings of the "2005 Operations Survey Report" on challenges facing school foodservice directors conducted by the School Nutrition Association between January to March. Food options offered by a majority of school districts at all levels; Rates of increase in meal prices;...
- EXTRA REVENUE: USDA waiver makes summer meals a breeze. // FoodService Director;7/15/2003, Vol. 16 Issue 7, p38
Reports on the extra revenue of school food service departments through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Seamless Summer Food Waiver, which allows reimbursement under the same rules as the National School Breakfast or Lunch Programs. Benefit of the waiver to school food service directors;...
- The nutrition crunch. Jackson, Nancy Mann // District Administration;Jul2014, Vol. 50 Issue 7, preceding p24
The article focuses on the challenges faced by school districts due to U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National School Lunch Program under Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act. Topics discussed include problems for food service directors to find recipes that student can enjoy and to find ways to...
- Uncle Sam in the lunchroom. // Current Health 1;Feb1994, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p2
Reports on the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) doubling of the amount of vegetables available for lunches served in the federal school lunch program called Fresh Start. Number of students fed through the program; USDA's offer of low-fat cheeses and turkey sausages.
- School Lunch Reform: Minimal Market Impacts From Providing Healthier Meals. Lutz, Steven M.; Hirschman, Jay // FoodReview;Jan-Apr98, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p28
Comments on the United States Department of Agriculture's School Meals Initiative for Healthy Children, which was launched in 1994 to improve the nutritional quality of school meals. Reference to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans; Information on three scenarios on the range of meal options...
- Title I officials gain access to lunch data. Miller, Julie A. // Education Week;4/10/96, Vol. 15 Issue 29, p25
Reports that the Department of Agriculture has agreed to allow Title I officials in school districts access to family-income data to determine student eligibility for federal aid in the form of school meals. Confidentiality of the data; Comments from Robert Eadie of the Department of Agriculture.
- Mom Starts "Pink Slime" Campaign. // Curriculum Review;Apr2012, Vol. 51 Issue 8, p3
The article discusses the petition started by Texas mother and founder of the blog "The Lunch Tray" Bettina Siegel asking the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to stop using ammonia-treated meat, or "pink slime," in the National School Lunch Program.
- Schools must trim the fat from menus. Portner, Jessica // Education Week;6/15/94, Vol. 13 Issue 38, p1
Reports on the plans of the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) to trim the fat content of food under the federal school-meals programs. USDA rules to take effect in school year 1998-1999; Need for schools to comply with Dietary Guidelines; Feedback from consumer groups.