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Health experts concerned about long-term consequences of USDA changes to school meals

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Less healthy foods and beverages with more salt and calories might soon return to America’s school cafeterias under a rule issued recently by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Under the rule released in November, school food service programs can now include 1 percent flavored milk and […]

January 19th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Sodium|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Health experts concerned about long-term consequences of USDA changes to school meals

Lawmakers ‘Eat Like a Kid’ on Capitol Hill

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Lawmakers tasted real school lunches that meet national nutritional standards on Tuesday during an event on Capitol Hill called “Eat Like a Kid.”

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York), Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota), Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan) and several other congressional leaders joined Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi […]

October 27th, 2015|Categories: Children, Health|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Lawmakers ‘Eat Like a Kid’ on Capitol Hill

Study: Children now like nutritious lunches

Although some elementary school students complained about more nutritious school lunches when they were first introduced in 2012, they like them now, according to a peer-reviewed study in Childhood Obesity released Monday.

More than 500 public schools participated in the study with most coming from the southern region of the […]

Food fight in the National School Lunch Program

Media reports that school districts are leaving the National School Lunch Program and that some students are going hungry to avoid eating healthy foods misrepresented a recent nationwide survey, healthy food advocates say.

Supporters of healthy food initiatives – including the American Heart Association – say news stories highlighted only […]