Recent findings from a USDA study show interesting changes in the types of foods schools are ordering for their meal programs. The research indicates that about one in five U.S. school districts purchased locally grown produce in 2009-2010, with fresh produce purchases increasing … Read More
Check out this issue brief (PDF) by Healthy Eating Research detailing children’s and adolescents’ consumption of sports drinks. Given the already elevated levels of added sugar in the American diet and its detrimental impact on health, the increased consumption of sports drinks … Read More
USDA wants you to help spread the word about the importance of nutrition education. Check out its new consumer-tested messages and communication tools from the Food and Nutrition Service agency, so that you can inspire today’s kids to make positive behavior changes … Read More
To examine the assumption that healthier foods cost more, USDA’s Economic Research Service conducted an investigation comparing prices of healthy and less healthy foods. Researchers found it all depends on how you measure the price—price per calorie, price of edible … Read More
You may recall last year’s Congressional controversy when USDA tried to limit weekly servings of starchy vegetable in schools. Take a look at Harvard School of Public Health’s The Nutrition Source to learn how spuds’ effect on the body’s blood sugar compares … Read More
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