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February 5, 2013
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  • Made-from-scratch school meals worth the extra hour to prepare
    School nutrition professionals in a Connecticut district are using some recipes from the "Recipes for Healthy Kids Cookbook," developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to prepare made-from-scratch meals for students. As part of a new pilot program to provide healthier meals for students, nutrition professionals will prepare one hot and one cold meal for students daily through the end of the year. It's estimated the made-from-scratch meals will take an additional hour to prepare, but nutrition professionals say it is worth it. Greenwich Time (Conn.) (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Slow Cooked Orange-Asian Pulled Pork
Serve something deliciously different for lunch. Slow Cooked Orange-Asian Pulled Pork combines distinct Asian spices with a Florida orange juice twist. The unique blend of flavors will put the usual hamburgers on the backburner. Click here for more kid-friendly recipes using Florida citrus.
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  • Students are slowly learning to love their fruits, veggies
    While school nutrition professionals in a Minnesota district have been working to overhaul school meals, acceptance of some healthier foods has been difficult for students who are not accustomed to eating fruits and vegetables outside of school. There are some bright spots, however, with high-school students increasingly eating green beans and nutrition professionals reporting that elementary-school students are more likely to eat fruit when it is cut into pieces. South Washington County Bulletin (Cottage Grove, Minn.) (2/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Get the whole grain goodness to meet new regulations
With all that's changing next year, count on General Mills for breakfast success. With whole grain nutrition to meet regulations and resources to make planning easier, General Mills will help you create a regulation-ready menu your kids will love. View all resources
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How Much Do You Really Need to Make? The Answer May Shock You
Rather than focus on what you can afford to pull out of the business to cover your living expenses, you need to focus on how much you need to earn at your business in order to afford the lifestyle you want to have. This is where the Personal Earnings Goal, or PEG, comes into play. Learn how to calculate your PEG and find out how much you really need to make.

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  • USDA releases proposed rule on competitive foods
    Last week, USDA released a proposed rule to develop a national policy on the sale of competitive foods in schools. Now that the proposed rule has been released, SNA's Competitive Foods Task Force will begin the process of reviewing the proposal, as well as gathering information and comments to respond to USDA. The proposal will be a key topic of conversation next month at the Association's Legislative Action Conference in Washington, D.C. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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