USDA clarifies rules on school snacks, fundraisers
Kevin Concannon, U.S. undersecretary for food, nutrition and consumer services, is clarifying the USDA's intent when it comes to snacks sold in schools and during fundraising events. He said the USDA is not imposing federal standards on bake sales and fundraisers -- even those during the school day -- and that individual states have discretion when it comes to setting limits on those events. Brownfield (8/15)
Burger King pulls low-fat fries after tepid response from consumers: Burger King is pulling its more-healthful crinkle-cut French fries, known as from most of its North American restaurants as customer interest in low-fat options went cold. Full Story, latimes.com 8/13/14
KY school district drops federal lunch program: Fort Thomas, KY. — Lunch at Fort Thomas Independent Schools may include more French fries, fewer vegetables and larger portions this year. One thing that won't be on the menu: federal dollars. The Campbell County, KY., district is opting out of the federal school lunch program, forfeiting hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funding. The reason: Kids didn't like their healthful lunches. Full Story USA Today 8-10-14
Survey: 31% of parents say their obese child is healthy A survey of parents whose children were enrolled at an obesity clinic says 31.4% believed their child's health was excellent or very good and 28% did not see being overweight as a health problem. The study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says parents were more likely to support dietary changes for their child over getting an hour per day of physical activity. Science World Report (7/21)
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