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‘Top Chef’ judge Simmons joins NY school nutrition effort

“Top Chef” judge Gail Simmons is joining anti-hunger advocates and the officials who serve 850,000 New York City school meals a day to raise awareness of child nutrition issues as Congress prepares to reauthorize the federal law that governs school meals.
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Dietitians' Favorite Meal Prep Tricks - US News

Dietitians' Favorite Meal Prep Tricks - US News | School Food News | Scoop.it
Meal planning can save you time, money and unnecessary stress.
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Gardener brings hometown investment to national school-food program

Gardener brings hometown investment to national school-food program | School Food News | Scoop.it
Emily Metzger isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty.
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Grocers Lead Kids To Produce Aisle With Junk Food-Style Marketing

Grocers Lead Kids To Produce Aisle With Junk Food-Style Marketing | School Food News | Scoop.it
Grocers are hoping to entice young consumers and their parents to eat more vegetables by creating kid-focused produce. They're borrowing tactics from the soda and snack industries to win them over.
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Back-to-school: School lunches are packing a healthier punch

Back-to-school: School lunches are packing a healthier punch | School Food News | Scoop.it
It’s a tired old cliche: From lunch ladies with blue tresses and hairnets to references to “mystery meat” or a squirt of ketchup counting as a vegetable serving, we’ve all heard the jokes a thousand t...
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School district hoping to transform bus into food truck

School district hoping to transform bus into food truck | School Food News | Scoop.it
One area school district may be turning an old piece of equipment into a way to raise money for the school and serve up some delicious food.
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Where is Your Closest Farmers’ Market?

Where is Your Closest Farmers’ Market? | School Food News | Scoop.it
Farmers’ markets are becoming more and more ubiquitous. Use this map to find the one nearest your home
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How Do Our School Districts Measure Up? - eXtension

How Do Our School Districts Measure Up?  - eXtension | School Food News | Scoop.it
Highlights of School Health Policy and Practices Study: Nutrition Services and the School Nutrition Environment The CDC conducted a...
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Soccer, Scout and 4-H Programs Rally Around Healthy Snacks | ChildObesity180

Soccer, Scout and 4-H Programs Rally Around Healthy Snacks | ChildObesity180 | School Food News | Scoop.it
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Sharon Lezberg's curator insight, July 10, 2014 10:09 AM

Good example of a supermarket providing incentives (price reduction) to improve access to fruits and vegetables. This is a pilot program, but wouldn't it be great if supermarkets around the country saw encouragement of healthy eating as part of their mission, and provided programs such as this? I like the aspect of encouraging healthy snacks in programs where kids can encourage each other to eat well (otherwise known as peer pressure!).

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Simple Tricks to Reduce Waste and Increase Veggie & Fruit Consumption in the Lunchroom - YouTube

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At School, Turning Good Food Into Perfectly Good Compost

At School, Turning Good Food Into Perfectly Good Compost | School Food News | Scoop.it
A New York City school composting program aims to help the environment, instill a sense of conservation in schoolchildren, and, critically, save some money.
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Try It, You’ll Like It! Encouraging Youth to Eat What They Grow in the Garden - eXtension

Try It, You’ll Like It! Encouraging Youth to Eat What They Grow in the Garden - eXtension | School Food News | Scoop.it
School gardens are a huge trend. They allow youth to build skills in science while encouraging healthy eating habits and getting youths...
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Schools becoming the 'last frontier' for hungry kids

Schools becoming the 'last frontier' for hungry kids | School Food News | Scoop.it
America's schools are no longer just a place for students to learn their ABCs. They are also increasingly the place where children eat their three squares. The school as kitchen table has evolved as more
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Serving kids fruits and vegetables is not a waste of time | Deseret News National

Serving kids fruits and vegetables is not a waste of time | Deseret News National | School Food News | Scoop.it
The Deseret News National Edition fills a void in the American media landscape through rigorous journalism for family- and faith-oriented audiences.
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Increase Student’s Fruit and Vegetable Consumption by Holding Recess before Lunch - eXtension

Increase Student’s Fruit and Vegetable Consumption by Holding Recess before Lunch - eXtension | School Food News | Scoop.it
Many schools have recess-time right after lunch so that when students are finished eating they can engage in physical activities before...
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Dairy + School Breakfast at a Glance: Online Resources

Dairy + School Breakfast at a Glance: Online Resources | School Food News | Scoop.it
A compilation of school breakfast and dairy resources for school nutrition professionals.
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The Color Games: the Best Food in Each Color Group - US News

The Color Games: the Best Food in Each Color Group - US News | School Food News | Scoop.it
If your diet is a dismal color, it could be making you sick.
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Healthy Eating Habits Start Early, Study Shows

Healthy Eating Habits Start Early, Study Shows | School Food News | Scoop.it
Healthy eating habits are essentially determined early in life according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the Queensland University of Technology. Findings revealed that parents who enforced nutritious habits at the beginning stages of infancy typically had children who were at lower risk for obesity and chronic illnesses related to weight issues.
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Free lunch could hurt federal funding for Nashville, Memphis schools

Free lunch could hurt federal funding for Nashville, Memphis schools | School Food News | Scoop.it
It depends on how many parents return a form being sent home to parents this month asking for income information. […]
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New School Health Model Incorporates 'Whole Child' Principles

New School Health Model Incorporates 'Whole Child' Principles | School Food News | Scoop.it
The new model, supported by the CDC, builds on the traditional coordinated school health approach.
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Metro woman leads group requesting changes in school nutrition rules

Metro woman leads group requesting changes in school nutrition rules | School Food News | Scoop.it
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- First Lady Michelle Obama says school nutrition requirements shouldn't be watered down. But Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will meet with representatives of...
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School's Out: Implementing Successful Summer Meals - eXtension

School's Out: Implementing Successful Summer Meals - eXtension | School Food News | Scoop.it
USDA’s Summer Meal Programs, which include the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer...
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As the lunch line gets healthier, making ends meet in school cafeterias gets tougher - The Buffalo News

As the lunch line gets healthier, making ends meet in school cafeterias gets tougher  - The Buffalo News | School Food News | Scoop.it
What really worries Susan Birmingham is the spaghetti. Not the PB&J. Not the grilled cheese. Not even the potato chips. Birmingham’s cafeterias in the Frontier Central School District already switched those items to more whole grains as required by federal school lunch standards... - The Buffalo News
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