Oct 09, 2011 | Comments 0  Thomas J. Baxter, “School Nutrition and Children” N.va Science Pub | 2009 | ISBN: 1606928910 | 210 pages | PDF | 2,4 MB In this book the authors examine ways to improve the school nutrition safety and the school food supply.
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In an effort to help children and their families lead healthier and more active lives, Fit Kids of Arizona is hosting its third installment of the “It’s All About Me!” series.
Danny Craw breaks the stereotype of adolescent boys and their insatiable appetites for junk food. An avid athlete who participates in football, wrestling and baseball, the slim 14-year-old Ames High School freshman said a healthy diet is one of his highest priorities. “Some kids may not care what they eat, but I need to get the right nutrition for sports,” he said.
Now that it’s back-to-school time, a lot of moms are focusing even more on the health of their children. I know my two teens are much better prepared to take on the day’s challenges when they’re eating well-balanced meals. Traditionally there were limited options moms had that could positively impact the kind of nutrition their kids received. I know for me it consisted of packing them healthy lunches, which included fruits and/or vegetables during the school year. Well, I’ve got some good news– this year we’ve got a few additional ways to get involved in making sure our kids get the nutrition they need. To begin, the Fruits & Veggies–More Matters web site has resources to help you get better nutrition in your child’s school as part of its More Matters Pledge. Select the My-School Pledge  option and you’ll find help to get a salad bar put in your school cafeteria, have a fruit and veggie vending machine installed in your school or learn more about the Pack Assorted Colors for Kids (P.A.C.K.) program  . P.A.C.K
News  Healthways Grant Assists Metro School Nutrition Posted by Chris Chamberlain on Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 9:04 AM  Alignment Nashville  is an organization that was formed to serve as a framework for nonprofit organizations to cooperate and collaborate with the intent of improving the schools of Metro Nashville. Their goal is to align the resources of nonprofits, local businesses and the public sector to get the best return on their investments and efforts as they seek to achieve sustained improvement in public education and the health of our school children
Increasingly, consumers want to know where their food comes from, how it is produced, and what impact their choices are having on the environment. The standard “Nutrition Facts” label provides information on ingredients and calories, but says nothing about where a food came from, nor the energy and natural resources expended in its production. Is it time for an “eco-nutrition label” that provides information on both nutrients as well as the environmental impacts of production
Rafaelita “RC” Curva, director of the Davis school district’s student nutrition services, has been named one of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s “Food Revolution Professionals” for her efforts to improve school meals. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo Rafaelita “RC” Curva has the sort of reputation that draws people from all over California and even around the country, seeking her advice and expertise on how to improve their school lunch programs. As director of the Davis school district’s student nutrition services for the past decade, Curva has played an integral role in the creation of tasty school lunches that make good use of local, farm-fresh food
Shakeela Najjar (SAR’12) with Health Leads client Jeremy Alston at the Codman Square Health Center. Photos by Kalman Zabarsky Shakeela Najjar remembers one of her toughest cases, a woman who came into her office at Dorchester’s Codman Square Health Center  in tears
Potential Health Hazards of Genetically Engineered Foods – Center for Research on Globalization Today, consumers are kept in the dark and are part of … It’s no secret why. Agribusiness giants allow nothing …
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts health officials have approved new school nutrition standards that supporters say could be among the toughest in the country and will help combat childhood obesity.