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March 20, 2013
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Shredded Chicken Soft Tacos with Orange-Chipotle Sauce & Zesty Salsa
Serve students flavorful Shredded Chicken Soft Tacos served with Orange-Chipotle Sauce and Zesty Salsa. Florida orange juice gives them a special twist that students will rave about. Get more kid-friendly recipes using Florida citrus here.
  School Update 
  • Program seeks to make healthy eating fun for students
    Volunteers from the nonprofit organization Nurture have partnered with schools in Idaho to teach students about healthy eating and nutrition. Through the program, school nutrition professionals prepare samples of healthy foods for students, including smoothies and vegetables. Other lessons include teaching students not to be fooled by packaging. Fruit Roll-ups, for example, contain only a small amount of fruit juice, students were told recently -- making an apple a healthier choice. The Times-News (Twin Falls, Idaho) (3/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Athletes visit Utah school in support of fitness
    Olympians Derek Parra and Emily Cook, Paralympian Chris Waddell and professional soccer player Jacqui Little Rimando, recently visited an elementary school in Utah to encourage students to engage in physical education and to promote healthy living. Before joining students for their daily jog, known as the "Jolly Jog," the athletes spoke to students about the role of fitness and physical activity in their lives. The Deseret News (Salt Lake City) (3/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Increase vegetable consumption without bribery
Beans are an incredibly complex, nutrient-rich, and cost-effective vegetable that kids like. Four out of five kids give beans a thumbs up. Click here to discover kid-friendly recipes like our Cheesy Baked Bean & Sausage Potato Pie, view our line-up of low sodium products and find how the humble bean can make your menu better.
  Trends & Research 
  • Olive oil boosts satiety, curbs hunger in study
    Participants who ate yogurt with olive oil showed higher concentrations of the satiety hormone serotonin in their blood and reported feeling less hungry, compared with those who ate yogurt that contained other oils or fats, according to a study in Cell Metabolism. Researchers also found participants who were given yogurt with olive oil aroma extracts ate fewer calories than those who had plain yogurt, suggesting the oil's scent played a role in lowering their intake. FoodNavigator (3/18), Olive Oil Times (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Watch 
  • Miss. bans limits on food, beverage sizes
    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill into law Monday that bans cities and counties in the state from enacting restrictions on portion sizes of foods and beverages. The law, which went into effect immediately after being signed, would, for example, prohibit a city from adopting a ban on large-size beverages -- a prohibition that has been in the spotlight since it was attempted in New York City. The Washington Post/The Associated Press (3/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SNA News 
  • School Nutrition Foundation scholarships now available
    It's time to break through the barriers standing between you and your educational aspirations! The School Nutrition Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for its 4-in-1 scholarship program -- fill out one online application and be eligible for four different scholarships. The four scholarships are the SNF Professional Growth, Schwan's Food Service, Winston/SNF Build Your Future and the Nancy Curry Scholarship. But hurry, the April 9th deadline is coming up fast! Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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