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Chartwells changes Quinnipiac

Quinnipiac Univ., a private, co-ed institution in Hamden, CT, and Chartwells (an operating div. of Compass Group), have been "partners" for the past 16 years.

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Brown Univ. (Providence, RI) has introduced organic pasta products to accommodate continued requests from students, especially vegetarians.

Claims by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) that school meals are partly to blame for child obesity have irked the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA), the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) and various commodity organizations, according to the Associated Press.

Today's consumers love the healthier-for-you image of juice. The leading seller in just about every location is orange juice—no surprise there—with "not-from-concentrate" being the clear favorite.

The term "Syndrome X" was coined in 1988 by Gerald Reaven, MD, a researcher at Stanford University School of Medicine. Millions of people could have Syndrome X, but are unaware of this "silent killer." A medical check-up including blood work is required for diagnosis.

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

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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