School Nutrition

USDA Partner Wheat Foods Council Announces "What's On MyPlate" Day

03/01/2012

The Wheat Foods Council (WFC) is teaming up with the nearly 6,000 USDA partners to make March 8, 2012 “What’s on MyPlate?” Day, to heighten public awareness of the importance of choosing foods for a healthy meal. The WFC is committed to promoting a diet that reflects the latest recommendations in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and highlights the message behind the new MyPlate food icon.Read more

Introducing Kernels, our new quarterly e-magazine.

Author: 
Judi Adams, MS RD, President, Wheat Foods Council
02/28/2012

Our first issue of our new e-magazine, Kernels brings you stories, articles, recipes and more. 
For the first issue of our quarterly e-magazine we feature an interview with USDA's Robert Post talking about their SuperTracker program. Also, we focus on folic acid fortification of enriched grain products and their role in the prevention of birth defects.  We have a couple delicious recipes, an article about Spring Wheat and another surprise or two.
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IOM Releases "Measuring Progress in Obesity Prevention - Workshop Report"

Author: 
Institute of Medicine; Food and Nutrition Board
02/23/2012

Nearly 69 percent of U.S. adults and 32 percent of children are either overweight or obese, creating an annual medical cost burden that may reach $147 billion. Researchers and policy makers are eager to identify improved measures of environmental and policy factors that contribute to obesity prevention.Read more

IOM Releases "Measuring Progress in Obesity Prevention - Workshop Report:

02/23/2012
Institute of Medicine; Food and Nutrition Board

Nearly 69 percent of U.S. adults and 32 percent of children are either overweight or obese, creating an annual medical cost burden that may reach $147 billion. Researchers and policy makers are eager to identify improved measures of environmental and policy factors that contribute to obesity prevention.Read more

RASPBERRY LOVERS’ PUDDING

Author: 
Judi Adams
02/12/2012

Get ready to fix your sweetheart a wonderfully easy and delicious dessert for Valentine’s Day. Even if you don’t have the time or energy to prepare an entire meal, he or she will be impressed with this dessert. Raspberry Lovers’ Pudding takes only 15 minutes to make in advance and then chill overnight or 24 hours until the perfect time for serving.  This is also a great dessert for a Valentine’s Day dinner party.

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USDA Unveils Historic Improvements to Meals Served in America's Schools

Author: 
USDA
01/25/2012

First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today unveiled new standards for school meals that will result in healthier meals for kids across the nation. The new meal requirements will raise standards for the first time in more than fifteen years and improve the health and nutrition of nearly 32 million kids that participate in school meal programs every school day.Read more

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