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March 19, 2013
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Daily news about school nutrition

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  • SNA: Federal waiver for protein, grain limits should be permanent
    The School Nutrition Association is supporting federal legislation that would lift the cap on grains and proteins in school meals -- established under federal standards. Under the existing standards, SNA President Sandra Ford said her school could serve sandwiches four days out of the school week and was limited in the amount of grilled chicken that could be served on salads. The legislation would make permanent a waiver issued this school year that gave schools more flexibility in implementing grain and protein requirements. Roll Call (free content) (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  School Update 
  • Pa. students go green for healthy living program
    As part of Pennsylvania's Go for the Greens program, which promotes healthy living among students, Wingate Elementary School has teamed up with Wegmans grocery chain for the second year. Through the program, students were served samples of fresh vegetables, such as pepper coleslaw, broccoli and zucchini spaghetti. Officials at the school say they plan to continue their focus on nutrition and fitness to combat childhood obesity. Centre Daily Times (State College, Pa.) (3/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • School finds success with breakfast in the classroom
    The principal at an elementary school in Philadelphia, where all students are served breakfast in the classroom says students are more energetic, attentive and "prepared to learn" when they've had breakfast. "We offer all students, regardless of their household income, breakfast at no cost every day. And we've done that for the past several years," said Norris Eldridge, principal. KYW-TV (Philadelphia) (3/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
Taste the New Standards: 11 New Poultry Products
New regulations for school meal patterns mean new challenges. Fortunately, for Tyson it means an opportunity to develop new products. Tyson Foods has made it easier for you to deliver nutritious, yummy products that meet and exceed government guidelines starting now with 11 new chopped and formed poultry products that are Kid Tested Kid Approved®!
  Nutrition & Wellness 
  • Fat avoidance can go too far
    Roast goose, nut butter, clotted cream and fatty cuts of beef are among pleasures that fat avoiders don't experience. Fat in the diet promotes satiety and might contribute to longer life, experts say. The Wall Street Journal (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Research 
  • Drinking skim milk may not help fight childhood obesity
    Children who drank 1% or skim milk had a higher risk of being overweight and obese between ages 2 and 4 compared with children who drank 2% or whole milk, U.S. researchers found. The findings, published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, may be due to parents deciding to give overweight children low-fat and skim milk, the researchers said. (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Watch 
  • Calif. district credits policy shift for drop in student obesity
    The number of students who are obese or overweight has declined in a California school district since 2010, when about 39.8% of students were obese or overweight. Officials are crediting a revamped wellness policy, elimination of junk food during the school day and removal of chocolate milk from cafeterias as components of the district's recipe for success. One elementary school that was an early adopter of the new wellness policy hosted cooking classes, altered its fundraising methods and sent students home with healthy recipes. KPBS-TV/KPBS-FM (San Diego) (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SNA News 
  • Let your search begin with CN Marketplace!
    Have you discovered CN Marketplace yet? This valuable resource helps SNA members find vendors to fill their school nutrition procurement needs. Whether you are searching for food, beverages, equipment or other companies selling to the school market, you will find a comprehensive listing of products and services that fit your individual needs. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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