USDA Seeks School Meal Commentary
- Several Strategies May Lower Plate Waste in School Feeding Programs. Guthrie, Joanne F.; Buzby, Jean C. // FoodReview;Summer2002, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p36
Describes several strategies to reduce plate waste in school feeding programs in the U.S. School nutrition programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture; Indications of excessive plate waste; Benefits of healthy eating. INSETS: USDA School Meal Programs Allow Flexibility in Meeting...;Do...
- In New Child Nutrition Study: USDA raises concerns over kids & foodservice. // FoodService Director;11/15/99, Vol. 12 Issue 11, p24
Presents the findings of the United States Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service which raises concerns on the nutritional quality of children's diets. Nutritional content of food from table-service restaurants and other food establishments; Foods consumed by children at home;...
- Coping with kid allergies in school lunchroom today. // FoodService Director;04/15/99, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p18
States that under the United States Department of Agriculture guidelines, schools are required to provide substitute meals for allergic children. Best way to treat children with allergies; How to recognize children with allergies; Alternative food option for children allergic to sugar.
- Easy Tricks to Get Your Students Eating Well. // Curriculum Review;Dec2010, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p7
The article discusses efforts by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to promote healthy eating for school students. It focuses on a research program on child nutrition between the USDA and Cornell University designed to use psychology to influence the food choices of students. Other topics...
- The official standard. JACOBSEN, JESSICA // Beverage Industry;Aug2013, Vol. 104 Issue 8, p30
The article focuses on the move of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to release its new "Smart Snacks in School" nutrition standards affecting food and beverages sold in vending machines and a la carte. Under the new standards, beverages in elementary and middle schools must be caffeine...
- Change Eyed for `Junk-Food Rule'. // Education Week;3/21/1984, Vol. 3 Issue 26, p11
The article reports on the proposal for regulatory changes in U.S. schools, particularly in the prohibition of the sale of food with minimal nutritional value by the Agriculture Department. The proposal was in response to the ruling of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The...
- Studies Suggest School Cafeterias Still Need to Trim the Fat. Viadero, Debra // Education Week;2/11/2009, Vol. 28 Issue 21, p5
This article reports that an evaluation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program found increased nutritional value overall but still too much fat and calories in the meals offered. The report found that schools with fatty meals had a higher level...
- FEDERAL REGULATORS OUTLINE THE PROBLEM: 'Competitive foods' harm school meal programs, nutr. // FoodService Director;03/15/2001, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p20
Outlines the report issued by the United States Department of Agriculture on federal funded school meals programs. Factors undermining the nutritional integrity of the programs; Risks and viability of competitive foods.
- Junk-Food Marketing Goes Elementary. Levine, Jane // Education Digest;Jan2000, Vol. 65 Issue 5, p32
Discusses how the school environment influences the eating behavior of children. Information on a study of elementary-school food industry marketing; Types of food served in schools; Details on food product advertisements.