“The days of snacking on candy, soda and chips in schools may soon be over.” FULL ARTICLE
“At the urging of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently issued its ruling to eliminate the sale of all junk food in schools, an effort that Senator Gillibrand led as part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Schools … Read More- February 7, 2013
Are you looking for ways to implement healthier fundraisers at your school? Check out a new online resource for ideas and to get information about healthy food and non-food fundraisers. For more information, download the A+ Fundraisers for High School (PDF) guide.
Schools across the country are making positive changes toward improving the nutrition of school meals. Learn about this year’s new criteria and how you can join them by applying to be part of USDA’s HealthierUS School Challenge.
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
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