December 1st, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
After the recent declaration by members of Congress that pizza served throughout the nation’s school lunch programs should be considered a vegetable (because of the negligible amount of tomato paste in pizza sauce) despite efforts of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act also passed by Congress last year requiring schools to provide more fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains, California schools continue to lead the nation in focusing on the health of children by providing exceptionally clean food for students and not including pizza on the list of vegetables.
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February 8th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Late last month, Sam Kass, the Senior Policy Adviser for the Healthy Food Initiatives program, and the USDA’s deputy under secretary, Dr. Janey Thornton, visited Edgewater High School in Orlando, Florida to participate in pilot efforts of Michelle Obama’s Chef’s Move to Schools program.
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January 25th, 2011 - Jill Ettinger
Once a safe haven from unidentifiable cafeteria slop, students could subsist on Cheetos, Twix Bars and Cherry Coke, without leaving school grounds, and still insisting they ate “lunch,” thanks to the vending machine, which became popular staples on school grounds in the 1980s and 1990s.
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