To provide `maximum flexibility': USDA issues newly updated school nutrition standards
- Comments Weighed On Vending Machine, 'A La Carte' Proposals. Shah, Nirvi // Education Week;4/24/2013, Vol. 32 Issue 29, p10
The article examines public opinion on a proposal by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to update the nutritional standards of food offered in school vending machines, a la carte lunch lines, and food options outside of lunches and breakfasts. Aspects of the proposal include limiting fat,...
- Talk About It. // American School Board Journal;Jun2013, Vol. 200 Issue 6, p5
The article presents U.S. education news briefs as of June 2013. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has received 250,000 comments as feedback for its proposed regulation of the nutritional value of food offered in school vending machines and Ã la carte lines. The 2012 school shooting...
- FOR NYC SCHOOLS, CAFCP: USDA eases meal regulations. // FoodService Director;11/15/2001, Vol. 14 Issue 11, p22
Reports on the actions taken by the United States Department of Agriculture on its meal regulations for schools following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
- REVISING 'ZERO TOLERANCE': School beef rule changed, then reinstated hours later. // FoodService Director;05/15/2001, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p28
Deals with the decision of the United States Department of Agriculture to abandon a standard on requirements for ground beef products supplied to schools. Reason for the sudden last-minute decision of the agency; Rules adopted in July 2000; Reaction of the food service industry to the rules;...
- New Breakfast Regs Roll "Smoothly" into Schools. // FoodService Director;11/15/2013, Vol. 26 Issue 11, p13
The article reports on the comments of the school food service directors in the U.S., including Amy Merda and Leah Schmidt, on the easy implementation of the new breakfast regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) compared to the lunch standards introduced in 2012.
- New USDA regulations for school food this year. CLARK, GAYLIA // Ellis County Press;9/11/2014, Vol. 23 Issue 23, p2
The article offers information on the efforts from the Ferris Independent School District in Texas to maintain the new guidelines by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for food service in schools as of September 2014.
- USDA ABOLISHES RESTRICTION: New soy rules in effect. // FoodService Director;06/15/2000, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p18
Reports that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has removed its limitation on the amount of soy protein that can be served on school meals. Views of industry observers on the move; Information on the ruling governing soy-enhanced recipes served at schools; Findings of the United...
- USDA brings gleaning to schools. // FoodService Director;09/15/98, Vol. 11 Issue 9, p26
Focuses on United States Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman's move to expand the department's food gleaning initiative into school cafeterias across the country. Steps taken towards the goal; Basis for the selection of school districts for the program.
- Online Tool Helps Schools Keep Snacks on Track. // Curriculum Review;May2014, Vol. 53 Issue 9, p4
The article provides information on the Smart Snacks Product Calculator, an online resource developed by the foundation Alliance for a Healthier Generation which helps school officials determine if school snack offerings meet requirements set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Details are...