Institute of Medicine

Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention Solving the Weight of the Nation

"Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention offers the following recommendations, strategies, and
action steps for implementation by key stakeholders and sectors that individually have positive
acceleration potential and that combined will create synergies that can further accelerate progress in
preventing obesity."
From The Institute of Medicine

USDA Summary of Public Comments on Proposed Meal Regulations October 2011

The Food and Nutrition Service has collected and organized a summary of the over 150,000 comments that were submitted as a result of the new proposed changes in regulations affecting school lunch and breakfast with the signing the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act in December 2010.
This 122 page document offers insights in the public's support and concerns.

Proposed Nutrition Standards for USDA School Nutrition Programs

Use this easy to read chart to help make sense of the proposed nutrition standards for USDA School Nutrition Programs. From the Minnesota Department of Education.

2011 Proposed USDA Regulations for the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs

Proposed rule for nutrition standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs

USDA Memo - Salad Bars in the National School Lunch Program

This is ruling SP 02-2010 - Revised, January 21, 2011 which gave further guidance on an earlier rule released in October 2010. This is the rule and FAQs concerning implementing salad bars under the NSLP.

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