health and wellness

School foodservice officials who remove chocolate milk from menus to reduce students’ sugar consumption might actually be doing more harm than good.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that the nationwide rollout of its Team Up for School Nutrition Success training program will be complete by September 2015.
Investigators found critical food violations in Chicago hospitals and uncovered a bureaucratic problem – the state and city each thought the other was conducting health inspections.
Students in selected schools will be offered breakfast, lunch and dinner, and packs of non-perishable food to take home on weekends and breaks during the 2015-16 school year.
When 39 school foodservice directors and their affiliates gathered in December in Minneapolis, Minn., for a three-day culinary “boot camp,” they did more than taste food and share ideas.
The student, who doesn’t like the new wheat tortillas and whole-wheat pizza crust that are used in the school cafeteria, airs his complaints to the First Lady.
The privately-funded school is going beyond Meatless Mondays and will be the first to offer an all-vegan cafeteria. Officials have been working on making the switch since 2013.
A study published in Food Research International suggests flooding, warmer temperatures attributed to global warming could compromise the integrity of fresh produce.
A food fight is brewing in Washington over school lunch standards as kids take mandatory servings of produce, just to throw them away.
A foul odor, determined to have come from old equipment, sickened two cafeteria workers and closed several classrooms.

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