Saturday, January 04, 2014
Friday, January 03, 2014
USDA eats crow on School Lunch revisions
|USDA Makes Permanent Meat and Grain Serving Flexibilities in National School Lunch Program|
WASHINGTON, January 2, 2014 - Agriculture Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon today announced that USDA is making permanent the current flexibility that allows schools to serve larger portions of lean protein and whole grains at mealtime.
"Earlier this school year, USDA made a commitment to school nutrition professionals that we would make the meat and grain flexibility permanent and provide needed stability for long-term planning. We have delivered on that promise," said Concannon.
USDA has worked closely with schools and parents during the transition to healthier breakfasts, lunches and snacks. Based on public feedback, USDA has made a number of updates to school meal standards, including additional flexibility in meeting the daily and weekly ranges for grain and meat/meat alternates(PDF, 103KB), which has been available to schools on a temporary basis since 2012.
USDA is focused on improving childhood nutrition and empowering families to make healthier food choices by providing science-based information and advice, while expanding the availability of healthy food. Data show that vast majority of schools around the country are successfully meeting the new meal standards.
Collectively, these policies and actions will help combat child hunger and obesity and improve the health and nutrition of the nation's children. This is a top priority for the Obama Administration and is an important component of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative to combat the challenge of childhood obesity.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Seriously dude get your head out of your ass
The dawn of New Year from final 2013 High Plains Journal column
2014 must be about preventing erosion
Monday, December 30, 2013
Animal Rights Whackjob quote of the day on the importance of vivisection to save human lives.
Italian woman defies animal rights militants after online abuse
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