A Bill Too Far?
- Federal Rules Ban Sweetened Fruit. SHAH, NIRVI // Education Week;3/7/2012, Vol. 31 Issue 23, p4
The article reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has banned school districts from serving fruit with added sugar as part of their school breakfast and lunch programs and comments that the ban will be in effect following the 2012-13 school year.
- What's your beef? Coghlan, Andy // New Scientist;3/24/2012, Vol. 213 Issue 2857, p4
The article reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has removed lean finely textured beef from the menu of U.S. school children following a petition demanding its removal.
- The changing menu for school lunches. Lenius, Pat // Prepared Foods;Sep94, Vol. 163 Issue 10, p13
Focuses on the proposed School Meals Initiative for Healthy Children by the US Department of Agriculture. Guidelines in the proposal; Key changes that would benefit food processors; Criteria for qualification to federal reimbursements; Implementation of NuMenus and Assisted NuMenus; Involvement...
- USDA Solicits Commentary on K-12 Unpaid Meal Charge Policies. // Food Management Exclusive Insight;10/21/2014, p1
The article reports on the solicitation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) of feedback on unpaid meal charge policies across the country, as required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.
- A BILL TOO FAR. // FoodService Director;8/15/2009, Vol. 22 Issue 8, p20
Two letters to the editor are presented in response to the article in the June 15, 2009 issue about U.S. Senator Tom Harkin's School Lunch Protection Act.
- alert. Weissman, Robert // Vegetarian Times;Jan2005, Issue 327, p66
Presents information on legislative bills focusing on health issues in the U.S. as of January 2005. Efforts of Senator Tom Harkin to pass legislation that would require schools to develop nutrition standards for foods they sell; Introduction of a bill by Representatives Marcy Kaptur of Ohio and...
- NO SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH. Hurst, Sam // Gourmet;Apr2009, Vol. 69 Issue 4, p46
The article focuses on various legislations that support the self-sufficiency program of Red Cloud Indian School in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. It presents a brief background of the development of the school and reveals their Healthy Meals Program. It also discusses the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable...
- Snack attack. King, Paul // Nation's Restaurant News;5/26/2003, Vol. 37 Issue 21, p28
Reports that lawmakers in the United States are proposing legislation to scrutinize school meals in response to child-obesity concerns. Aim of expanding the U.S. Agriculture Department's power to reconstruct the sale of soft drinks and other foods of minimal nutritional value in schools; Plans...
- USDA Decides to Let Schools Decide Whether 'Pink Slime' Is on the Menu. Shah, Nirvi // Education Week;3/28/2012, Vol. 31 Issue 26, p6
The article discusses the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s policy announced on March 15, 2012 which will allow U.S. schools to choose whether they will serve meat with lean finely textured beef, or "pink slime." The policy is the result of a petition on the social change website...