Three States Expand Access to Free Meals
- 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.
- Schools Say No To LFTB. // Beef Expert Blog;6/ 6/2012, p6
The article reports that a vast majority of U.S. states participating in the National School Lunch Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have opted to order ground beef that does not contain lean finely textured beef (LTFB), or 'pink slime.'
- BRIEFLY. Bogardus, Kevin // Hill;5/4/2011, Vol. 18 Issue 58, p18
The article reports on the move of the U.S. Agriculture Department (USDA) that will audit a national school-lunch program to investigate claims that food-service companies are violating the law by failing to pass on rebate savings to school districts.
- Officials Seek to Refine Lunch Program Tallies. Davis, Michelle R. // Education Week;3/27/2002, Vol. 21 Issue 28, p3
Reports the efforts of the officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture on making an accurate list of recipients of the National School Lunch Program. Qualifications of recipients; Number of students enjoying the lunch program; Effects of the federal E-rate initiative on the implementation...
- USDA enlists Congress in fighting competition from 'junk food' in schools. King, Paul // Nation's Restaurant News;02/19/2001, Vol. 35 Issue 8, p24
Discusses the recommendations made by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regarding the serving of healthful meals to students. Improvement of the eating habits of youth in the U.S.; Need for the USDA to be given more power to control foods sold outside of cafeterias;...
- USDA makes permanent meat and grain serving flexibility in National School Lunch Program. // High Plains Journal;1/20/2014, Vol. 132 Issue 3, p9A
The article focuses on the move of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to make permanent the existing flexibility which allows all schools in the country to serve larger portions of lean protein and whole grains at mealtime.