COMING TO A DISTRICT NEAR YOU: Irradiated meat cleared for school use
- Pledging Gamma. // Prepared Foods;Jul2003, Vol. 172 Issue 7, p27
Reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released specifications for purchasing irradiated ground beef through the National School Lunch Program. Definition of food irradiation, proposed by the USDA; Details of the educational package sent to school districts,regarding those...
- US Kids to Feed on Irradiated Meals. // Alive: Canada's Natural Health & Wellness Magazine;Oct2003, Issue 252, p10
Discusses the U.S. Department of Agriculture's approval of irradiated food products into the school lunch program. Food products' exposure to ionizing radiation to extend shelf-life and kill insects, fungi and bacteria; Critics' argument that irradiation does not address the true causes of E....
- 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.