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February 12, 2013
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Daily news about school nutrition

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  • School district searches for recipes to encourage healthy eating
    School nutrition professionals in an Illinois district are backtracking from a plan to offer more nutrient-dense foods after students failed to develop a taste for options such as fish, black-bean burgers and legumes. The district's foodservice director said she hopes to reintroduce the options once a week and hold tastings of healthier fare for students and their families, so they can become more familiar with the more nutritious options. Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model) (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  School Update 
  • Fla. school district's wellness center focuses on prevention
    Panama City's Bay District Schools deputy superintendent Sandra Davis says the new employee wellness center offers health risk assessments that are a starting point for discussions about health concerns. Nurse practitioner John Hipes says he works at the free clinic because he believes in its focus on preventive health care, which lowers costs for employees. News Herald (Panama City, Fla.) (2/5) 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 
  • Dried fruit adds zest to recipes
    Dried fruit brings intense flavor and chewy texture to sweet and savory recipes, while also adding nutrition. Lamb tagine gets a boost from dates; prunes and apricots form a flavorful pan sauce for pork loin; and salad gains intensity with the addition of raisins, currants and apricots. The Wall Street Journal (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
LZX offers FREE Stickers to celebrate Nutrition Month
Introducing new resources from Learning ZoneXpress just in time to help you celebrate and promote National Nutrition Month and Breakfast Week. Check out our flyer to view them. Don't miss the offer for a FREE roll of Celebrate Good Nutrition Stickers with any purchase. Enter coupon code MNM13 at checkout, and they'll automatically be added to your cart!
  Trends & Research 
  • Teens with diabetes have more sedentary lifestyles
    Overweight teens with type 2 diabetes were less active and spent more time sitting, compared with their obese counterparts who did not have diabetes, researchers reported in the journal Pediatrics. Overweight teen girls with diabetes also showed lower heart and respiratory fitness levels than obese girls without diabetes. (2/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Watch 
  • White House memo notes sequester's effects on food safety
    A memorandum issued by the White House states that food safety will be at risk if Congress allows sequestration to start March 1. "These reductions could increase the number and severity of safety incidents, and the public could suffer more foodborne illness," according to the White House. (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SNA News 
  • Pre-order the latest edition of SNA's Little Big Fact Book
    The latest edition of SNA's "Little Big Fact Book: The Essential Guide to School Nutrition" will be released in a few short weeks, but you can order online today at a special pre-release price of just $15. This resource is packed with facts and figures about federal child nutrition programs, USDA Foods and a variety of hot topics. This limited-time offer is good only until March 4. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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