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March 4, 2013
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Daily news about school nutrition

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  • Schools celebrate National School Breakfast Week
    National School Breakfast Week begins today, and this year's theme is "Be a Star with School Breakfast" -- created by the School Nutrition Association with support from Kellogg's Foodservice. The week will feature special decorations and student contests focused on eating a nutritious breakfast. However, nutrition professionals say the focus on nutrition in schools extends year-round. (3/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  School Update 
  • Can salad bars encourage students to eat more veggies?
    School-nutrition professionals in Madison, Wis., are working to improve the nutrition of meals despite outdated facilities and other challenges. An important step, officials say, is a donation that allowed schools to install salad bars. District foodservices director Steve Youngbauer said students are more likely to find vegetables they like to eat when they are given the selection offered in a salad bar. The Capital Times (Madison, Wis.) (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Trends & Research 
  • Research highlights growing role of snacks
    Snacks, which occupy a growing place in the American diet, tend to be divided into the categories of healthy and indulgent, researcher Global Industry Analysts says. Almonds, and nuts in general, are becoming a popular ingredient in snacks because they are nutritious and filling. Food Processing (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Watch 
  • Mo. lawmaker seeks more training to help students with diabetes
    Legislators in Missouri are considering a measure that would require the state to develop guidelines outlining how to train school employees to take care of students who have diabetes. While school nurses are trained to administer shots to students, state Sen. Scott Rupp, R-Wentzville, who sponsored the bill, said it's possible a student might need care while away at a sporting event or a field trip -- when another faculty member could be called on to help care for the student. Missourinet (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SNA News 
  • This week is National School Breakfast Week
    Did you know that over 12 million students each day are served by the School Breakfast Program? All the more reason you should join school cafeterias nationwide this week, March 4 through 8, in celebrating National School Breakfast Week. This year's theme, "Be a Star with School Breakfast," highlights how eating a balanced breakfast at school helps students shine. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Share Our Strength analysis shows impact of school breakfast on academic achievement
    Last week, Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign released an analysis on the impact of school breakfast on academic achievement. According to the study, students who eat school breakfast have been shown to achieve 17.5% higher scores on standardized math tests and attend 1.5 more days of school. For complete details and an interactive map highlighting the benefits of school breakfast at the state and local levels, visit LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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