health and wellness

Operations

Defending NSLP

Contrary to activists' claims, kids aren't getting fat because they eat school lunches, Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman contends.

Operations

Vitamin C

Vitamin C has many functions.

The addition of a serve-yourself-condiment bar in the barbecue grills at some California secondary schools has increased participation by 8% and is expected to grow this quarter.

Kara Flynn, a spokeswoman for the National Pork Producers Council, responded that this was "an anti-meat attack as usual," as PCRM is known to have a vegetarian bias. FRAC, an advocacy organization trying to get more children enrolled in school meal programs, describes PCRM claims as "absurd," since school lunches provide about one-third of a child's nutrient needs and are designed to meet USDA dietary guidelines.

Forty schools in the Baltimore, MD, City School District are now serving universal free breakfast, following test programs that improved participation from 18% to 85% in three locations.

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