At long last the USDA released Interim Final Rules for competitive foods—the snacks and sodas sold from vending machines and carts outside of federally supported school lunches. They were worth the wait. The new
For the first time since it subjected conscientious objectors to severe calorie restrictions during World War II, the federal government is again experimenting with diet restrictions for schoolchildren.
Changes in school lunch programs to get…
Some kids have already started attending classes, and most will be back in school after Labor Day. Many parents may justifiably be wondering about recent efforts to improve the quality of the food served to…
UPDATED — The House Education and Labor Committee has announced it will hold its first hearing on the Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act, an $8 billion bill to fund federal nutrition programs, next Thursday.
A group of retired military officers yesterday cited school lunches as a threat to America’s national security.
Mission: Readiness, as the group is called, appeared yesterday on Capitol Hill with Senator Richard Lugar (R-Ind) and…
As part of its initiative to improve school lunch safety, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting grant applications from universities to establish a center of excellence for school food safety research. The agency
It is going to be a busy week for food and health issues in the Capital. President Obama is expected to announce the way forward for health care reform and there are a number of…