We kick off the new school year with a discussion of the nutrition standards mandated by the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010. This school year, SFAs are being asked to do even more–more fruit, more whole grain, and less sodium, along with new, very strict guidelines on a la carte and snack items. Can they do it? Two food service directors from medium-size districts at opposite ends of the country weigh in on their successes and challenges to date, and their hopes and concerns for 2014-15. Sponsored by Tabard Inn.
Perceived reactions of elementary school students to changes in school lunches after implementation of the United States Department of Agriculture’s new meals standards: minimal backlash, but rural and socioeconomic disparities exist. (Study abstract)
May 22, 2014 Media Advisory: Agriculture Secretary Vilsack, Retired Military Leaders and a School Food Service Director Hosted Media Call on Recent Attempts to Undermine Child Nutrition Standards and the Impact on Military Readiness